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UIMF Online course featured in Daily Iowan

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Students get real-time lab exposure for a nanotechnology course online.

By Aadit Tambe

In the world of augmented reality, instructors are taking the laboratory experience to an online platform using cutting-edge technology.

The University of Iowa nanotechnology & nanofabrication course teaches students how to .....(click to continue reading article)