Students at Illinois' Wheeling HS get opportunity to study nanotechnology
- Students at Wheeling High School in Wheeling, Ill., will soon benefit from two nanotechnology lab stations to be installed this summer featuring equipment not typically seen in high schools.
- The two lab stations will be installed in a second-floor classroom, which currently serves as a multi-purpose lab and will have to be retrofitted at a cost of $243,000, and officials are currently seeking grants to cover the cost of equipment in the estimated $800,000 project.
- Included in the four-piece, $280,000 set of equipment that will form the nanotechnology lab are a nanoparticle characterization instrument, an advanced LED fluorescence microscope, an atomic force microscope and a desktop nanofabrication system.
From the article:
Students at an Illinois high school will have an opportunity to study nanotechnology in a special lab featuring equipment that typically isn't seen in high schools, local officials said. Over the summer, Wheeling High School in Wheeling, Ill., will install two lab stations in a second-floor classroom, Principal Lazaro Lopez said. ...
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