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Case Studies

Through a University of Washington nanoethics seminar students developed case studies under supervision of trained faculty. The case studies address social and ethical issues related to nanotechnologies and nanoscience through realistic scenarios and real-life examples. The case studies can be used for creating discussion, debate, and learning about ethical and social implications related to nanotechnology and work well as a stand-alone lesson or incorporated into existing curriculum.

Case studies

  • The Paradigm Shift of Nanotechnology: Consequences of Status Quo Lab Attitudes

  • Solar Energy
  • Supplements with Nanoscale Ingredients

  • Visions of Bionic Lenses: Foresight for the Future