NanoMission :: Learning Nanotechnology through Games

Welcome to NanoMission!


NanoMission(TM) is a cutting edge gaming experience which educates players about basic concepts in nanoscience through real world practical applications from microelectronics to drug delivery.

Objective

Whilst most young people are familiar with nanotechnology as a fantastic futuristic technology involving miniature robots, very few have a realistic understanding of nanotechnology, realise its impact on the world around them, or are genuinely stimulated about its possibilities. Coupled with declining numbers of physics, chemistry and engineering students, this is a major cause for concern.

Our aim is to inspire youngsters about the world of nanotechnology, potentially opening their eyes to choosing it as a career. Aimed at the gaming generations, NanoMission(TM) is an engaging learning experience which educates players about basic concepts in nanoscience through real world practical applications from microelectronics to drug delivery.

Through sponsorship, we aim to make the PC version of the game, including a ‘teachers’ version which contains lesson plans and online support, available free to schools and colleges throughout the world.

NanoMission Modules

NanoMedicine V2 Module :

This module enables you to get a better understanding of the processes involved in creating nanomedicine. You assume the role of a biomedical scientist aiming to cure cancer through observation and experimentation by building nanoscopic particles and measuring their effects on the patient at the cellular level.

NanoImaging Module :

Dr Neevil has created genetically modified algae which is manifesting in huge blooms turning lakes red, toxic and fatal to humans and animals. Your mission is to identify this micro-organism so in-order to develop a counter measure and save the world.

 

Learning Scale Module :

NanoMission scaling module enables you to visualise and understand the spatial relationships between objects at scales from the pico-meters through nano-meters all the way up to giga-meters. 

NanoMedicine V1 Module :

Join Dr Goodlove and Lisa in the demo of the first module, nanomedicine, select a suitable vehicle to deliver an anti cancer compound, and then navigate through the bloodstream to the site of the tumour, avoiding the body’s natural defence mechanisms