The Washington Post reports that introducing the relatively new field of nanotechnology into United States classrooms has been a tough sell. While scientist Robert P.H. Chang had little trouble convincing officials in Mexico to introduce the subject, educators in the United States say multiple factors make it tough here. Some of these reasons include: 15,000 school systems in the nation; each with its own curriculum; differing state standards, standardized tests, and assessment of those tests. Because the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network realizes that changing curricula is next to impossible, it is developing and distributing programs that are aimed at encouraging schools to engage in nanoscale science and engineering education. The organization believes it is vital for Americans to have some measure of understanding of today’s most important scientific revolutions, as well as the risks and benefits these revolutions present…