Program Overview

Inspiring the Scientists and Engineers of Tomorrow

Discover Nanotechnology 

  • 1-day hands-on workshops given to public and private schools, after-school programs and youth conferences
  • Provides an eye-opening overview of the exciting, cutting-edge technologies of the 21st Century
  • Offered 70+ workshops
  • Inspired 2,200+ students

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Discover Nanotechnology

80%

Student Feedback

78%

50%

said the workshop helped them understand the potentials of nanotechnology

would now consider entering a STEM major in college

said now they have a better understanding of what a modern scientist/engineer does

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Teacher Testimonials

"Most intriguing and most beneficial STEM presentation."

"Students see and feel the exponential impact nanotechnology is having in our world."

"Students gained an incredible amount of knowledge as well as enthusiasm for this nanotechnology."

"Interest definitely sparked after this new exposure."

"Students left the workshop more excited about engineering and the doors it can open in their future."

Discover Nanotechnology

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Selective Participants List

  • Alhambra High School
  • Applied Technology Center
  • Archer School for Girls
  • Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project
  • Milken Community High School
  • Palisades Charter High School
  • Santa Monica High School
  • Schurr High School (Montebello)
  • Trinity School in New York City

 

Partners List

Discover Nanotechnology

Classes are now in session!

  • Multi-session introductory course plan
    • Customizable length to fit any school session or extracurricular program
  • Omni Nano instructors partner with educational institutions and youth programs
  • Provides an in-depth exposure to the science behind nanotechnology with more opportunities for hands-on learning

Bridges to Nanotechnology 

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SPRING 2014

After a semester-long pilot program at 32nd Street/USC MAST School, "students' interest in a STEM career skyrocketed from 3% to 30%."

FALL 2014

Nanotechnology became the most popular elective class at New West Charter High School. 

SPRING 2015

An after school program at the Bresee Youth Center builds upon the experience of our past successful courses. 

Bridges to Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology Curriculum

  • Materials tailored to the needs of today's science educators, including:
    • syllabus, lecture notes, lecture presentations, videos, quizzes, and interactive demonstrations
  • Students get hands-on laboratory experience, learning about nanotechnology in theory and in practice!
  • Takes the guesswork out of needing to create tests, quizzes and activites as with a traditional textbook
  • Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Comprehensive Educational Resources

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Lecture and testing materials developed with Blackboard's CourseSites.com

Workforce Readiness

  • Omni Nano aims to inspire the next generation STEM workforce
  • Educational materials show real-world applications of nanotechnology, giving students valuable insight into the opportunities available to them
  • We have strong relationships with industry leaders in California, such as:
    • NXTPS
    • Cortex Composites
    • QuinteQ Energy Storage
    • NanoSys
    • Axium Nanofibers

Noteworthy Recognition

  • Finalist, 2014 & 2015 Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Awards
  • Named an educational resource by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office 
  • Supported by grants from industry leaders Edison International, Time Warner Cable and Northrup Grumman
  • Represented Nanotechnology Education two years in a row at Annual NanoBCA Roundtable

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  • Corporations recognize the importance and impact of the Discover program
  • Sponsored workshops in high schools and Boys and Girls Clubs in their surrounding communities
  • Grant support has allowed Omni Nano to expand our program participants

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Corporate Sponsors

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  • Federal recognition as a resource for teachers
  • Listed on Nano.gov as an educational resource

 

 

 

 

 

  • Omni Nano was chosen as one of fifteen finalists, the only non-profit ever nominated
  • Recognized as a leading innovator in Los Angeles

 

 

 

  • Discussed curriculum design to meet industry needs

Innovation Awards

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

NanoBCA Roundtable

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Program Overview

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Program Overview

Short overview of Omni Nano's 3 main programs to disseminate nanotechnology.

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