The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry, and federal agencies.
This lab, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers the concept of nanomotors. Students will learn about nanometers through hands-on experiments which "explore nanoscale propulsion principles and guide students in recognizing and analyzing differences between macroscale and nanoscale propulsion systems." A Teacher Preparation Guide, a two-part Student Guide, and Next Generation Science Standards applicable to the lesson are included.
The Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM) focuses on the importance of educating women in the manufacturing field, as well as the advantages of working in a high-tech manufacturing setting that is inclusive towards women. The RCNGM is directed by the Connecticut College of Technology (CCOT), a virtual organization representing technology curriculum geared toward engineering and technical training offered at Connecticut's 12 community colleges. This video provides a brief overview of the role women have played in manufacturing since World War II and progressing through the twenty-first century. This video profiles several women employed at various levels within the manufacturing sector. Those interviewed share their personal reasons for choosing this specific career path, as well as the benefits of working in manufacturing as a woman. The video also touches on the educational options available for those wishing to pursue a career in highly technical manufacturing.