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Nanotechnology at the MathScience Innovation Center

The MathScience Innovation Center recently launched a new and exciting initiative on the Big Ideas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for grades 6-12. The Center staff predicts that the enthusiasm over Nanoscience and Nanotechnology will go from the launch at the Center to our schools and students, and even into our homes. Soon everyone will be thinking about Big Ideas on the Nanoscale.

FIRST Robotics Competition Gives Virginia Teams “Hoop Dreams”

If you think playing basketball is tough, imagine the challenge of designing and building a robot that can maneuver around a court and shoot baskets while probably bumping into other robots that also are scooting around and shooting hoops.  To throw in an extra twist, how about giving your robot the ability to balance on a teetering platform, too?

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