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Assessment of the Effect of Service-Learning in Nanoscience on Student’s Depth of Learning and Critical Thinking Depth of learning and critical thinking skills in a new Nanoscale Science and Technology course which incorporates service-learning was investigated in a sample of 12 undergraduate students at the University of Central Florida. Students were given a Nanoscience pre- and post-test, as well as asked to write two drafts of a final critical reflection at the end of the course. The overall learning of students was assessed, and results clearly show improvement between both pre- and post-tests and the draft and final versions of the critical reflections. We associate this improvement at least in part with the service-learning experience.