In order to improve people's general knowledge, Iran Nanotechnology
Initiative Council holds various programs including:
Nanotechnology Educational System
In line with the provision of educational needs of school and university students at various levels of studies as well as other people who are interested in nanoscience and nanotechnology, Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council has devised a comprehensive nanotechnology educational system in the form of a website (edu.nano.ir). Tree-type classification of titles and subjects at two levels for school and university students is among the characteristics of this educational system. The devised concept at school students’ level is visual and has a simple language. At university students’ level, the articles have been gathered or authored in the form of scientific–educational papers.
Efforts have been made in both school and university students’ levels so
that the authored articles can be useful for all people who are interested in
nanoscience and nanotechnology. Credible scientific references have been used
in order to author the articles.
Materials have been presented on the website in form of session, lesson,
course. In this structure, each session includes one scientific–educational
article, each lesson includes a few sessions (articles), and each course
consists of a few lessons.
The educational website has at least six courses at university students’
level, including, 1. Basic concepts, 2. Introduction to nanostructures, 3.
Nanostructures production methods, 4. Characterization methods and analysis of
nanostructures, 5. Nanotechnology applications, and 6. Nanotechnology
In the current version of nanotechnology educational website, it is
possible to attend an examination in each lesson or in a number of lessons at
the same time in order to test one’s knowledge about the subjects. It is also
possible for different people to participate in online examinations at the same
time. In line with the development of the website, more features, including the
demonstration of educational films related to nanotechnology concepts and the
organization of educational webinars will be gradually added to the website.
• Holding Public Education
Exhibitions (Public Show):
• Supporting Publication of Educational Books:
Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council widely supports the translators
and authors of nanotechnology educational books. The main purpose of authoring
those books is to introduce nanotechnology to the public and the students
interested in the subject.
• Training the Experts of the Mass Media:
Scientific accuracy is an important factor in the dissemination of
nanotechnology news, and it is necessary for the media experts to be familiar
with the general and fundamental concepts of nanotechnology, and with
nanotechnology applications. Therefore, Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council
has held nanotechnology training courses and visits for the media experts to
the research centers in the country. The objective of such courses is to
improve the understating of the experts of mass media such as radio, television,
etc. of the importance of nanotechnology in the future of the world, and to
convey correct information to their audience.
• Publishing the
Nanotechnology News on the Journals and the Website:
In addition, the news of the achievements of the Iranian and
international researches are published in INICs website. The website is now one
of the most popular scientific websites in Iran.
• Holding Annual
The International Nanotechnology Festivals have been held in Iran since 2008. One of the objectives of the festival is to introduce nanotechnology products to the public. The festivals have been welcomed by the visitors. The visitors learn the concepts and applications of nanotechnology, and can purchase nanotechnology products.