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The goal of CRISP professional development (PD) is to provide specialized training to practicing scientists and science educators at all levels including K-12 teachers, community college faculty, graduate students, post-docs and industry professionals. CRISP offers PD in a variety of ways, i.e. through coursework, workshops and curricular resources.

Workshops for Educators

CRISP PD workshops are offered to local science teachers and community college faculty (however, this may differ depending upon the target audience for a particular workshop). Typically, several workshops are offered each semester with the overarching theme of integrating interdisciplinary science into the classroom. The selection of workshop participants is based on an application. Typically, participation is granted on a first-apply basis. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be awarded to participants upon completion of the workshop.

For materials and information from past workshops please visit our Past Events page!

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Upcoming PD Workshops

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2015 Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers' Institute

In collaboration with the NHMA, the So. CT Chapt. ASM, Platt Tech High School, and SCSU, CRISP is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Materials and Manufacturing Summer Institute.
This 3 day Professional Development summer workshop How Things are Made - Networking with Local Industry to Bring Ideas Back to Your Classroom is designed to acquaint science teachers with real-life applications of STEM skills in today’s manufacturing environment.


Please check back for more details and the agenda!

Dates: July 28, July 29, and July 30, 2015
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Courses in Materials/Nanoscience

Sustained research experience in a scientific discipline is integral to this program. MIMER offerings for science teachers include credit bearing courses offered through SCSU's M.S. in Science Education program. Course participants learn about the multidisciplinary nature of science, in particular materials science, both in the classroom and in the lab. The courses make use of the shared research facilities at Yale and SCSU to demonstrate to course participants the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials.

Scholarships and Fellowships The CRISP MRSEC at Yale/SCSU has several scholarships and fellowships available.

2015 Summer Course Offerings

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PHY 519 (3 credits): Nanotech I
July 6 - July 17, 2015
Monday - Friday 5:30pm - 9:30pm

This course will provide a highly interdisciplinary introduction to the science of nanoscale materials (nanoscience). Topics will include historical background, characterization methods, physics and chemistry of nanoscale materials, fabrication techniques, nanoscale applications and ethical and societal considerations

Prerequisites: PHY309 and CHE121, 18 credits of undergraduate physics or departmental permission.
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PHY519 is a core course for both the SCSU MS in applied Physics and CT State University System (CSUS) Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology


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PHY 523 (3 credits): Nanosystems and Laboratory
Session A-B
Contact Dr. Christine Broadbridge if interested in this course
Jennings 108; office:203-392-6461

Serves as a hands-on capstone experience for the Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology program and provides opportunities for experimentation using advanced methods specific to synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials. Atomic Force and Electron Microscopy are emphasized as characterization techniques suitable to studying materials on the nanoscale. Students will submit a formal written report and oral presentation of their experimental work.
Prerequisites:nine credits in Nanotech/Nanoscience or departmental permission.

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SCE575 (3 credits): Integrated Science Experience, Interdisciplinary Research in Materials Science, Microscopy and Nanotechnology
Session B
Contact Dr. Christine Broadbridge if interested in this course
Jennings 108; office:203-392-6461

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to experience the integrated nature of science by working collaboratively to develop a research topic, identify materials and methods required and then actively investigate a research question. Materials science and nanotechnology will be studied as examples of interdisciplinary science that involves all disciplines. Students will be required to present the results of their research and will develop a teaching module based on their research experience.
Prerequisites: Departmental permission.

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2014 Summer Course Offerings

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SCSU is offering core courses for both the SCSU MS in Applied Physics and CT State University System (CSUS) Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology program. Registration for courses will begin in late March; please see the Summer Session at SCSU website (above link) for more details. Scholarships are available for educators (of all grade levels) taking these courses. More information will be posted on scholarship opportunities in the near future.






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NanoTech II: Characterization of Nanomaterials, PHY 521 (3 credits)

July 7 - July 18
Monday - Friday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Prof. Todd Schwendemann


This course will introduce the theory and operating principles for state-of-the-art techniques commonly used in the characterization of nanomaterials. Two important aspects of characterization, imaging and chemical analysis, are included. The course will emphasize force, transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Laboratory visits and hands-on experience at state-of-the-art microscopy research facilities at SCSU and Yale. Prerequisites: PHY 519 or departmental permission

The CRISP MRSEC at Yale/SCSU offers Scholarships to educators for this course.

Scholarship application deadline: April 1, 2014 Word | PDF

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Integrated Science Experience, SCE 575 (3 credits)

August 11 - August 21
Monday -Thursday at 9:00am – 3:00pm
Instructor: Prof. Christine Broadbridge

Interdisciplinary Research in Materials Science, Microscopy and Nanotechnology - This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to experience the integrated nature of science by working collaboratively to develop a research topic, identify materials and methods required and then actively investigate a research question. Materials science and nanotechnology will be studied as examples of interdisciplinary science that involves all disciplines. Students will be required to present the results of their research and will develop a teaching module based on their research experience. Prerequisites: dept permission.

The CRISP MRSEC at Yale/SCSU offers Scholarships to educators for this course.

Scholarship application deadline: April 1, 2014

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Nanosystems & Laboratory, PHY 523 (3 credits)

June 3 – July 26
Lab hours by arrangement, Group meetings Mondays 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Prof. Christine Broadbridge

Nanosystems & Laboratory serves as a hands-on capstone experience for the Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology program and provides opportunities for experimentation using advanced methods specific to synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials. Atomic Force and Electron Microscopy are emphasized as characterization techniques suitable to studying materials on the nanoscale. Students will submit a formal written report and oral presentation of their experimental work. Prerequisite: Nine credits in nanotech/nanoscience or departmental permission
The CRISP MRSEC at Yale/SCSU offers Scholarships to educators for this course.
Scholarship application deadline: April 1, 2014

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PDF
PHY523 Flyer


Previous Course Offerings

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NanoTech I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience, PHY 519 (3 credits)

This course will provide a highly interdisciplinary introduction to the science of nanoscale materials (nanoscience). Topics will include historical background, characterization methods, physics and chemistry of nanoscale materials, fabrication techniques, nanoscale applications and ethical and societal considerations. Prerequisites: PHY 309, CHE 121 or equivalent



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Nanosystems & Laboratory, PHY 523 (3 credits)

Serves as a hands-on capstone experience for the Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology program and provides opportunities for experimentation using advanced methods specific to synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials. Atomic Force and Electron Microscopy are emphasized as characterization techniques suitable to studying materials on the nanoscale. Students will submit a formal written report and oral presentation of their experimental work. Prerequisite: Nine credits in nanotech/nanoscience or departmental permission.