Research at nanoK12

The people at nanoK12 are proud of the work we have accomplished. Since 2008, we have developed more than 30 hours of nanotechnology training for children in elementary and secondary schools. However, we do not want to rest on our laurels. We also explore and research better ways to develop, facilitate, and replicate our training matericals. Below are links to some of the research papers we have written on our work. However, a word of caution is in order. While this is exciting stuff for us, we do not recommend you read it while you are driving or operating heavy machinery!


M.M.Budnik, H.A.Budnik, "Engineering Computer Games: A Parallel Learning Opportunity for Undergraduate Engineering and Primary (K-5) Students," Proceeding of the 2010 International Conference on Education and Information System, Technologies and Application (EISTA), Orlando, FL, June 29 -July 2, 2010.


D.Beck, J.Bui, G.Stutzman, P.Kogay, D.Sharipova, H.A.Budnik, M.M.Budnik, "Elementary Nanotechnology Education, "book chapter in Advances in Nanotechnology and Applications, vol. 2, ed. Y.Pathak and H.Tran, CENTERA Publishing, 2010.


D.Beck, G.Vrabel, M.M.Budnik, "Introduction to Nanotechnology: Implementation of a Cooperative Program for Gifted and Talented Elementary School Children, " Proceddings of the 2009 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), October 18-21, 2009.


M.M.Budnik, D.Beck, "Introduction to Nanotechnology: An 'Elementary' Education Program," Nanotechnology Symposium, Louisville, KY, October 9 - 10, 2009.


D.Beck, L.Gatz, M.M.Budnik "Valparaiso Community Schools Gifted and Talented Program: An 'Elementary' Introducation to Nanotechnology," Valparaiso University Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship, April 14, 2009.


L.Sanders, M.M.Budnik, "Encouraging Scientific Imagination in Elementary Students," Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Illinois/Indiana Section Conference (IL/IN ASEE), Valparaiso, IN March 27 - 28, 2009.