Summer 2017 Newsletter

Dear Readers

The temperature is really heating up in the southwest, as we welcome you to the summer NCI-SW newsletter! Reflecting on our second year, I am pleased to share updates on our annual achievements. It is with pleasure that we welcomed the Center for the Lifecycle of Nanomaterials (LCnano) under the NCI-SW umbrella, at the beginning Read More …

LCnano Highlights

  What Exposure Levels Are Occurring To Workers, Consumers, and the Environment?   Human and ecosystem exposure to, and potential toxicity from, engineered nanoparticles pose challenging Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) issues across the life cycle of nano-enabled products. LCnano provides services to assist in these EHS issues.   The life cycle of nanomaterials begins Read More …

Science Foundation Arizona

  Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) recently hosted a fun and interactive morning for NCI-SW partners, ASU, and Rio Salado Community College who were joined by teachers from the Laveen and Chandler school districts. The focus of the morning was an Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanomaterials facilitated by Deb Newberry, Nano-Link. The curriculum and activities demonstrated over Read More …

Making STEM Fun in School

  The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released to help teachers identify how to fill a leaky STEM talent pipeline where too few students were prepared to enter STEM majors and careers. The LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science administers Arizona State University’s Science is Fun (SiF) program seeks to support effective STEM Read More …

Working on Answering the Really Big Questions

By: George Che, PhD Candidate, Exploration Systems Design, School of Earth & Space Exploration, ASU   What did the universe look like immediately after the Big Bang? What are the mechanisms that drive star formation? How do galaxies evolve over time? Answering these questions requires extremely precise observations of light from the sky outside the Read More …