Swiss Nano-Club Project Wins "Best of 2012"Award
The platform „Swiss Nano-Cube“ was awarded a „Best of 2012“ certificate in the category "e-learning" within the Innovation Prize IT 2012. The project has particularly convinced the jury and thus belongs to the top among 2´500 participating projects.
„Best of 2012“ Award for a Swiss Pioneer Project in E-Learning
The web platform „Swiss Nano-Cube“ (www.swissnanocube.ch) is an interactive knowledge and education gateway for micro and nanotechnology for the application in vocational and grammar school. The Innovation Society, St.Gallen with the support of several Swiss Federal Offices (OPET, FOEN, FOAG) has launched the project in 2009 together with the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) and partners from industry. The goal of Swiss Nano-Cube is to awaken interest for technological and natural scientific topics among youth, thus imparting knowledge about practice-relevant knowledge of nanotechnology for apprentices. Although being a key technology with a huge potential and diverse application opportunities, teaching material and education and formation offers for nanotechnology are scarce. Many teachers have not dealt with nanotechnology in their education. Here, Swiss Nano-Cube as European pioneer project bridges a gap and creates great benefits for education and formation. http://www.innovationsgesellschaft.ch/index.php?section=news&cmd=details&newsid=603&teaserId=4&setLang=2