Here are some easy tips, quick guidelines, and resources for understanding Sustainable Diversity and why it is relevant to the field. First presented at the ASTC 2009 Annual Meeting by the DEA group, these basic tools are being used to reach diverse audiences and will develop knowledge of how they can achieve sustainable diversity in other institutions.
- Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
- Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
- Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
- Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.
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