Chemistry staff and faculty teach nanoscience to the blind

Andrew Greenberg, a chemistry staff member and coordinator of education and outreach for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) and the Institute for Chemical Education, has created a series of models intended to teach nanoscience to the blind. Greenberg has using 3-dimensional rapid prototyping methods to create tactile models of nanoscale structures, including “NanoBucky”, a Bucky Badger created by the Hamers group from carbon nanofibers.