Andrew Greenberg, John MooreThe NSF supported Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at the University of Wisconsin –Madison built and installed a large scale Carbon Playground at the Discovery Center in Rockford, IL.The playground is made up of three carbon climbable structures, fullerene, carbon nanotube, and graphene sheet, all built with x-crystallography data a blueprints. To accompany the playground is a suite of educational materials including; an interactive website, a children’s book, and take home activities. The playground pieces will be a permanent addition to the outdoor science playground at the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, IL.Primary Strategic Outcome Goal: Cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce, and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens. Nanoscience Webquests help student to learn about modern research and its broad implications on society.
|The grand opening of the playground was highlighted in the Chemical and Engineering News article|