Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) are the most accessible platform for educators who want to help students understand the importance of visualizing, measuring and manipulating nanostructures. Bringing AFMs into your lab can greatly assist students who anticipate careers in STEM, with disciplines from cellular biology to semiconductors.
The curiosity of today’s STEM students is often piqued by “BIG PICTURE” issues such as:
These issues are experiencing major advances through the very “small picture” lens of nanotechnology.
Measuring and visualizing nanostructures is at the foundation of the nanotechnology revolution. Scientists and engineers in the field of nanotechnology are developing amazing innovations in all disciplines of science and technology, medicine, electronics, and so much more. Students can be part of this revolution!
But educators can be left wondering how to engage and excite STEM students in nanotechnology, as it involves very small things that can’t be seen with optical lab microscopes. And, because nanotechnology is relatively new, the tools needed to visualize the “very small” have often proved unrealistically expensive for most educator’s budgets.
That’s why AFMWorkshop has been working intentionally for almost 15 years to redesign these tools with affordability, robustness, and accessibility at the core of a high-quality tool.
We believe that with more affordable access to visualization and other nanotechnology tools for students and researchers around the world, more positive discoveries and inventions for humanity and the planet will flow.
By bringing AFMWorkshop’s affordable and high-quality AFMs into the classroom and Lab, educators help students gain valuable skills for STEM careers in fields such as:
|Quality Control||Failure Analysis|
|Metrology and Tribology||Scientific Research|
Students can learn to use the AFM and see three dimensions of structures that are 1:100,000th the width of a human hair, discover how to manipulate these small objects, and explore how to apply the scientific method while honing their skills in preparing samples and obtaining visually interesting results.
Learn More about AFMWorkshop’s affordable and robust AFMs for Education – your institution can own one or multiple units of teaching AFMs without breaking your budget!
Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) are the most accessible platform for educators who want to help students understand the importance of visualizing, measuring and manipulating nanostructures. AFMWorkshop's unique combination of hands-on AFM tools and AFM education resources can greatly assist students who anticipate careers in variety of STEM fields.