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Course II: Principles of Risk Managment for Nanoscale Materials

Principles of Risk Management for Nanoscale Materials will address health and environmental risks of nanotechnology. This course will be a junior/senior level course.

After completing this course, students will be able to understand:

  • The health and environmental risks of nanotechnology,
  • How to work in a group and conduct systematic research to write a group-based term paper on case studies and/or research topic, and
  • Approaches to assessing life-cycle risk assessment of nanotechnology.

If offered as a full course then this course will meet ABET student-learning outcomes:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.

Please, refer each module syllabus to know goal, objectives, student learning outcomes, and ABET outcomes pertaining to that particular module.

Please, click on module title for detail syllabus. There are seven investigators participating in the development of this course. First parenthesis is (Course Lead) and second parenthesis is (Module Members).

Please, click here for references list.

MODULE
TITLE
1B
Overview of Occupational Health & Safety (Mr. Dutta) (Dr. Fazarro; Dr. Trybula)
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
2B
Applications of Nanotechnology (Dr. Trybula) (Dr. Tate; Dr. Fazarro; Mr. Dutta)
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
3B
Assessing Nanotechnology Health Risks (Dr. Fazarro) (Dr. Tate; Dr. Trybula; Mr. Dutta)
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
4B
Sustainable Nanotechnology Development (Mr. Dutta) (Dr. McLean; Dr. Tate)
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
5B
Environmental Risks Assessment (Dr. Fazarro) (Dr. McLean; Mr. Dutta)
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
6B
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nanotechnology (Dr. Allhoff) (Dr. Fazarro; Dr. Hanks)
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
7B
Developing a Risk Management Program (Dr. Trybula) (Dr. Fazarro; Dr. McLean; Mr. Dutta)
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
8B
Presentations of Case Studies or Research Project
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
Guest
Academician: Representative from NSF CEINT or NSF Nano-Link Center
Guest
Industry: Representative from Local Nanotechnology Industry
Guest
Safety Officers: Dr. Marshall or rep from EHS & RM at Texas State
9B
Hand-on
Composites and Plastics Lab, Texas State. Safe handling practices of engineered nanoparticles, Engineering Control, Use of PPE. (Dr. Tate)
Syllabus                    Presentation                    Video-links                   References
10B Plant
Local Nanotechnology Industry: Applied Nanotech, Inc., or SWeNT

 

This course will be offered online as a full course at the University of Texas at Tyler (UT-Tyler). The first offering of this course at UT-Tyler will be in Spring 2014.

Some of the modules of this course will be inserted in existing courses at Texas State University-San Marcos (Texas State) in Spring 2014.