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Application of Nanotechnology to Cosmetics and Foods
All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

This Web Seminar took place on November 24, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Robert Bronaugh of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. In this Seminar, Dr. Bronaugh outlined the way FDA is approaching the applications of nanotechnology to foods and cosmetics.

This is the second of four Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Teaching Science with Food Safety and Nutrition Science and the Food Label Symposia that took place at the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In this program, Dr. Bronaugh talked about FDA’s regulatory role, current uses, and areas of research relating to the use of nanotechnologies in food and cosmetics.


Thirty-three (33) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. In addition, four people attended the program from countries outside the United States: Canada, Puerto Rico and Romania.


Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants My PD Record and Certificates area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • “I enjoyed learning about this new technology and hope to be able to develop a classroom lesson around it.”


  • “I teach chemistry, biology and physics. The field touches all three and helps to show the students that the information I teach is relevant to the real world.”


  • “I gain new information, presentation was very simple, and it's easy to understand.”


  • “Was very useful for my food science class.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!


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