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Student tour of EPIC 7.12.2013

Eric Roth demonstrates the Hitachi HT-7700 Biological TEM to a group of high school students. 
The students were from the Kennedy-King College and the University of Chicago summer programs.

Education and Outreach

The EPIC facility is integrated with course, curricula and related educational initiatives across NU schools and units. EPIC technical staff members conduct numerous laboratory sections for McCormick and WCAS classes and other educational modules (STEM/EDS School, Research Experience for Undergrads program) which often require the expertise and training protocols developed by EPIC staff. Several courses make use of the EPIC facility, including: MAT_SCI 190-Freshmen Seminar: Frontiers in Electron Microscopy, MAT_SCI 360-Introduction to Electron Microscopy, and CHEM 360-Nanopatterning: Top-down Meets Bottom-up.

Local teachers, museums and members of the community are encouraged to visit the EPIC facility. We have open house visits, demonstrations and presentations on how nanotechnology affects our daily lives. Recent tours have included high school students from the Kennedy King College and the University of Chicago education programs and grade school students who visited as part of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

To schedule a tour for your group, please contact the NUANCE outreach coordinator at or (847) 467-3144.