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Nanotechnology education at undergraduate level: Malaysian scenario

Ali, Mohammad Yeakub and Ismail, Ahmad Faris (2008) Nanotechnology education at undergraduate level: Malaysian scenario. In: National Seminar on Science, Technology and Social Sciences (STSS), 2nd-4th June 2008, Kuantan, Pahang.

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This paper shall firstly presents the nanotechnology research, investment, education, etc. in the developed countries such as North America, European Union, Japan, etc. Then, the present activities and future action plan for Malaysian nanotechnology were compared. This was done as Malaysia is a fast developing country with its promising vision of 2020. The position of Malaysia in nanotechnology was also compared with several Asian countries such as China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand as to be competitive in the region. The main emphasize was the introduction of nanotechnology teaching for the undergraduate science and engineering students who will lead the upcoming nanotechnology society in the near future. Recommendations were made for the undergraduate and high school curriculum to suit for nanotechnology. It also emphasized on public awareness, ethical and societal implication of nanotechnology for its faster and beneficial application in the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4751/27386
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanotechnology at undergraduate level, nanotechnology education, national nanotechnology initiative, research and investment
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 11:07
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 15:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27386

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