Home > Press > SENAI & SESI of Brazil Incorporates NanoProfessor Program on 5 Mobile Nanotechnology Classrooms: Mobile Nanomundo classrooms will deliver nanotechnology education throughout SENAI/SESI São Paulo System
NanoProfessorÒ, the global leader in hands-on undergraduate nanotechnology education, announced today that SENAI (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial) and SESI (Serviço Social da Indústria) of São Paulo, Brazil recently incorporated the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program into five mobile nanotechnology classrooms in launching its Nanomundo Nanotechnology Educational Program.
SENAI & SESI of Brazil Incorporates NanoProfessor Program on 5 Mobile Nanotechnology Classrooms: Mobile Nanomundo classrooms will deliver nanotechnology education throughout SENAI/SESI São Paulo System
Skokie, IL | Posted on October 10th, 2012
SENAI is Brazil's largest organization of professional and technological education in Latin America, while SESI is Brazil's leader in promoting improved quality of life for workers and their dependents including providing high quality basic education for students from first through twelfth grade.
The mobile Nanomundo nanotechnology classrooms can accommodate up to 30 students at a time and will travel between the SENAI/SESI network of schools within São Paulo. Each Nanomundo classroom comes equipped with nano-focused instrumentation provided by the NanoProfessor Program including NanoInk's NLP 2000 Desktop NanoFabrication System, a student-friendly atomic force microscope, and a best-of-class fluorescence microscope. The Nanomundo classrooms will also use the NanoProfessor textbook, "Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology," and the cutting-edge lab experiments provided by the NanoProfessor Program. Both the NanoProfessor textbook and lab guide have been translated into Portuguese to further support the Nanomundo Program. The SENAI/SESI teachers will undergo an intensive two-week training program in São Paulo conducted by NanoProfessor's Scientific Education Team.
"Nanotechnology is a rapidly emerging industry that is responsible for life-changing breakthroughs in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, alternative energy, and electronics," said Professor Walter Vicioni, Diretor Regional and Superintendente Operacional of SENAI/SESI São Paulo. "By using the NanoProfessor Program as the foundation of the Nanomundo Program and the five mobile nanotechnology classrooms, we are ensuring that students throughout our vast network of schools in São Paulo will have access to state-of-the-art nanotechnology education and be prepared for exciting jobs in the nanotechnology industry."
"We salute SENAI/SESI São Paulo for their ingenuity, visionary thinking, and strong commitment to nanotechnology education," said Dean Hart, Chief Commercial Officer of NanoProfessor. "By integrating the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program into its five Nanomundo mobile nanotechnology classrooms, SENAI/SESI is not only providing their students with the skills and education needed to succeed in nanotechnology-related careers, but also building a nano-savvy workforce to help support the strong economic growth within São Paulo and Brazil as a whole."
In just over 24 months, the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program has been chosen to serve as the foundation for undergraduate hands-on nanotechnology education by over 20 institutions in five countries. The NanoProfessor Program alternates between classroom lectures and exciting, hands-on nanoscale lab work. The NanoProfessor curriculum includes a textbook authored by leading nanotechnology experts, covering the topics of Nanotechnology Instrumentation, Imaging and Nanofabrication techniques, Nanophysics, Nanochemistry, Nanobiology, and perspectives on Environmental, Health, and Safety within nanotechnology. In conducting the hands-on lab experiments, students work with state-of-the-art nano-centric instrumentation including NanoInk's NLP 2000 Desktop NanoFabrication System, the first desktop nanofabrication system allowing students to quickly and easily build custom-engineered nanoscale structures with a wide variety of materials from biomolecules to metal nanoparticles using NanoInk's proprietary Dip Pen NanolithographyÒ (DPNÒ).
Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately one and 100 nanometers (nm), where unique phenomena enable novel applications which are not feasible when working with bulk materials. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at the nanoscale. A study funded by the National Science Foundation projects that 6 million nanotechnology workers will be needed worldwide by 2020, with 2 million of those jobs in the United States. However, as of 2008, there were only 400,000 estimated workers worldwide in the field of nanotechnology, with an estimated 150,000 of those in the United States.
The NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program aims to advance undergraduate nanotechnology education and address the growing need for a skilled, nano-savvy workforce. The NanoProfessor Program, including state-of-the-art, nano-centric instruments, an expert-driven curriculum, and student/teacher support materials, is available for high schools, community colleges, technical institutes, and universities worldwide. More information is available at www.NanoProfessor.net or (847)679-NANO (6266). You can also like NanoProfessor on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/NanoProfessor1 and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nanoprofessor1.
NanoInk, NanoProfessor, Dip Pen Nanolithography, DPN, and the NanoProfessor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NanoInk, Inc.
For more information, please click here
Dresner Corporate Services
20 N. Clark St. Suite 3550
Chicago, IL 60602
Copyright © NanoProfessor®
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
News and information
PCI Launches Innovative Product Line: Phosphonic Acids, Used in a Wide Variety of Commercial Applications December 6th, 2013
Conference speakers: International think tank needed to identify techno-social turning points December 6th, 2013
Nanobiotix strengthens its NanoXray pipeline with the launch of NBTX-TOPO development, the first nanotherapeutic with embedded radar: 1 product, 2 skills December 6th, 2013
National Space Society Congratulates SpaceX on First Successful GEO Transfer Mission December 6th, 2013
Minus K Launches Vibration Isolator Giveaway to U.S. Colleges and Universities November 12th, 2013
CNSE CMOST to Recognize Community Partners During its 60th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday 11/12: The Junior League of Troy, General Electric, and Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership to be honored at November 12 event that will draw more than 200 to CNSE Kiernan Plaza November 6th, 2013
NTU sets up Southeast Asia’s first nanomedicine research institute - New $60 million institute to focus on diabetes, cardiovascular, ophthalmology and skin therapeutics November 6th, 2013
SUNY CNSE and Albany Law School Partner to Create First-of-its-Kind Nanotechnology Education and Training Program November 5th, 2013
Quantum effects help cells capture light, but the details are obscure: Ultrashort laser pulses reveal that 'coherence' plays a subtle role in energy transfers December 6th, 2013
Coal yields plenty of graphene quantum dots: Rice U. scientists find simple method for producing dots in bulk from coal, coke December 6th, 2013
The gene sequencing that everyone can afford in future December 6th, 2013
Silvija Gradečak seeks to better the world through new materials December 6th, 2013
Nano Labs Anti-Corrosion Paint Utilized in Rehabilitation of Convention Center December 6th, 2013
Applied Nanotech Receives Contract From the Northeast Gas Association to Develop Methane Sensor December 4th, 2013
Liquipel Moisture-Protection Technology Now Available for JAMBOX® and MINI JAMBOX™ by Jawbone®: Jawbone's Iconic Bluetooth Speakers are Now Available WaterSafe™ for Protection Against Splashes and Wet Weather November 27th, 2013
QD Vision Marks NTSC’s 60th Anniversary with 2 Millionth Shipment of “Full Gamut” Color IQ Optics November 19th, 2013