OSHR 1650 - Nanotechnology: From Medicine to Energy - A Review with a "Little" Practice!

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

"Nano" may be a recent edition to your vocabulary, but nanoscience has existed for thousands of years! Nanoparticles were used by Damascans to create sharp swords, and were used by Romans to craft iridescent glassware. However, nanotechnology, or the technological application of the science of the small, is a relatively recent phenomenon. In the 1980s, a convergence of experimental advances gave birth to nanotechnology as an identifiable science and engineering field.

This course will consist of three classes: the first covers the basics and an understanding the nanoscale, the second is a discussion about nanoscience, and the third is a review of the applications of nanoscience, or nanotechnology, which covers current topics in fields from medicine to energy.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.