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SIGN-UP for VINSE High School Field Trip Program for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Posted by on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in News.

highschool imagingVanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) is pleased to be able to invite groups of high school students, group size 20 or smaller, to visit our facilities, perform an experiment, utilize our electron microscope, tour our cleanroom, and learn about nanotechnology and energy during a day visit.

Our field trip program has hosted over 2,300 high school students from 56 middle Tennessee high schools representing 22 counties.  The experiment module that we have developed is entitled “Constructing a Solar Cell from Fruit Pigment” during which the students fabricate and test a nano-structured solar cell, and operate an electron microscope to examine the structure on the nano-scale. Students will also receive a lecture on energy and nanotechnology, have lunch at the student union, and receive a tour of the new state-of-the-art VINSE cleanroom.  This curriculum is designed for all high school students grades 9-12. Schools have the option to send students from one grade or select several from each grade.  We are offering a limited number of field trips that we can arrange during the following dates: October 4-8, 2018, March 4-8, 2019 and April 23-May 9, 2019.

If your school is interested in this opportunity, please contact Sarah Ross our Program and Outreach Coordinator at 615-343-6868 or for more information.