|IN-VSEE is a consortium of university and
industry scientists and engineers, community college and
high school science faculty and museum educators with a
common vision of creating an interactive World Wide Web
(WWW) site to develop a new educational thrust based on
remote operation of advanced microscopes and
nano-fabrication tools coupled to powerful surface
IN-VSEE was funded by the National Science Foundation from 1997 to 2002. This was followed by a period of time (2002-2007) where IN-VSEE resources continued to be used by Elementary, Middle-School, High-School, and College educators. During this period there was minimal support for the program, but thanks to recent successful grants, IN-VSEE has a renewed emphasis. New efforts are being put towards modernizing the website with new, more modern material, updatinng Java and Browser compatibilies, and increased reliability. As we work towards and improved IN-VSEE we hope that you will not only pardon the occassional problem but also that you will provide feedback on how we can make this site the best that it can be.
Preparing students for the work force in the imminent nanotechnology revolution, the IN-VSEE initiative is poised to be a trail blazer and a national model in the integration of research, education & outreach as well as in building a laboratory without walls through the World Wide Web.
Richard Feynman addressed the annual gathering of the American Physical Society on December 29th 1959 during an after dinner talk and made bold, (now) accurate prognostications on building molecular scale machines. That visionary lecture entitled "There is plenty of room at the bottom" by the man who dared to think small has become one of the classics and the inspiration to the present generation of nano-scientists & engineers.