Education and Outreach

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology is involved in
a wide variety of education and outreach efforts.

The Sustainable Nano Blog

Our blog, Sustainable-Nano.com, is the centerpiece of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology’s outreach efforts. Posts are written by students, faculty, and staff of the CSN, featuring a variety of topics related to sustainability, nanotechnology, and life in science.The blog gives the public unprecedented access to the science happening at our multi-institution research center.

The Sustainable Nano Podcast

The Sustainable Nano Podcast was launched in fall 2016 as a new audio component of our outreach activities. The 15-20 minute episodes discuss a variety of topics related to nanotechnology, sustainability, and life in science. Episodes can be found at Podcast.Sustainable-Nano.com, or through subscribing on iTunes or Stitcher.

Social Media

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnologyis on social media! You can follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Pinterest for updates on the world of nanotechnology, sustainability, science communication, and life in science.

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Media Appearances

Scientists affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology regularly discuss science with various media outlets. Recent appearances by CSN faculty and students in the media include the New York Times and KARE 11 News.

To hear and see more, click here for a list of recent media appearances.

Face-to-Face Public Engagement

CSN members regularly engage with the public at in-person events such as university science days and classroom demonstrations.

Examples include a hands-on activity using fluorescent nanodiamonds presented at the Engineering Expo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison  Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Madison Children’s Museum’s Adult Swim event, the University of Minnesota’s Sustainability Action! Open House, Great Lakes Week and Doors Open architecture events in Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin Science Festival.

Graduate Education

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology provides exceptional education and professional development opportunities for graduate students. In addition to their primary research, students receive training in topics including science communication, innovation, job preparedness, and diversity and inclusion. For more information, see our page on working with the CSN.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology hosts a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program every summer. Click here for the most recent information.

Research Experiences for Veterans Program

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology hosts a Research Experiences for Veterans (REV) Program every summer. Click here for the most recent information.