Danish education-based research leads to nano-science breakthrough
First year students had been grumbling. They had signed up to become nanoscience researchers, but were met with math! So five years ago the NanoScience bachelor programme at the University of Copenhagen embarked on a wild experiment in education.
UCPH transformed their first course into a research programme where students designed, executed and analyzed experiments.This year the results are in: An entire group of students are now co-authors on a scientific paper. This is a major breakthrough in creating self-assembling molecular electronics using Nano Science.