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Sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Innovation as part of a study in promoting science as a future career path, NanoCity is targeted towards Year 8/9 students and aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

In NanoCity, a city that has reached an all-time low in terms of living standards has been quarantined from the rest of the country. The leaders have been given the ultimatum: solve the city's problems, or the quarantine will become permanent.

You have been brought in by the Future Protection Initiative to lead research into nanotechnology. You are given the choice of working directly on two nanotechnology research projects, and are also responsible for deciding how research funding is allotted to other, more general nanotechnology research areas. The final fate of the city rests on your success in applying what you have learnt about nanotechnology.


Associate Professor Karen Murcia
Dr Martin Masek
Associate Professor Paul Newhouse
Professor Mark Hackling
Dr John West
Ms Julie Boston

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