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Cleanroom Training Program

 

Summer Research for Undergraduates

The SCENE features summer research and mentoring programs to increase students’ knowledge and skills, and to motivate their interest in pursuing nanoscience and engineering. The seven-week experience will feature extensive training in cleanroom operation, followed by a short-term applied activity or project with a paired faculty or partner institute researcher.  Student interns complete the full training regimen in the NSU Micro and Nano-technology Center (MiNaC), a 6,000 square foot clean-room facility that enables the fabrication of nano-scale optical and electronic devices. The partner research institutes include NASA Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC), Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLab), Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), etc.

Program Highlights

  • 3-week live-streamed accelerated nanotechnology cleanroom training course
  • $2,000 stipend
  • Mailed lab kits facilitate hands on activities
  • Culminating online Technical Conference
  • Professional development seminars included

Nanotechnology Course Topics​

  • Nanotechnology and Semiconductor Materials and Device Structures
  • Vacuum Technologies
  • Sputtering and Deposition Techniques
  • Optical Lithography
  • Plasma Etching
  • Micro- and Nanoscale Characterization Techniques
  • Cleanroom Safety

Supplemental activities include take-home laboratory

Program Requirements

  • Undergraduate enrollment in engineering or related discipline
  • Participation in live-streamed sessions
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

2020 Summer Program

  • July 6 – 24, 2020
  • 100% on-line and interactive
  • Hands on activities by mailed lab kits
  • Culminating online Technical Conference
  • Professional development seminars
  • Invited lectures

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Mask design for interdigitated electrodes

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Fabrication process at NSU Cleanroom

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Microscrope images and SEM images of interdigitated electrodes

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Electrode Impedance Analysis with PBS as an electrolyte

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The procedure of making ruby red colloidal gold was performed at NSU Lab

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Gold nanoparticles under SEM

  • 3-week live-streamed nanotechnology cleanroom training course
  • Fully interactive format using teleconferencing
  • A dynamic teaching and studying environment

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Live-streamed hands-on experiment from NSU Cleanroom

  • 374 applicants
  • 303 confirmed applicants from 107 institutions, 31 US states and territories.
  • 202 selected participants from 94 institutions, 31 US states and territories.
    36 participants in the Primary Cohort
    166 participants in the Participation Cohort


2020 SCENE Technical Poster Competition Winners​

Primary Cohort
Frondarina, Errysteinn - Southwestern College
Jimenez, Robbynn - Tidewater Community College
Torres, Enrique - Miami Dade College
Vorobeva, Mariia - Tidewater Community College
Zheng, Talia - Georgia Institute of Technology

Participation Cohort
Chaparro, Eduardo - University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Gibbons, Ashley - SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Montoya, Ryne - Northwestern University
Sienko, Lauren - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vázquez-Rosado, Ephraim - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

2020 SCENE Participants Received Certificates
Ait Ali, Noureddine - North Carolina A&T State University
Akhavi, Arash - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Azzam, Dalal - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Balthazar, Paco-Jaleel - Valencia College
Battle, Ameerah - Howard University
Baylor, Kira - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bennett, Joi - Saint Augustine’s University
Blaylock, Troy - North Carolina A&T State University
Borris, Frank - North Carolina A&T State University
Botell, Brittany - Butte College
Botello, Francisco - San Diego State University
Buras, Aaron - Norfolk State University
Carrion Lopez, Ricardo - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Chambers, Kiara - Norfolk State University
Chaparro, Eduardo - University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Clinkscales, Taylor - North Carolina A&T State University
Coronel, Bryan - Washington University in St. Louis
Corral, Jazmin - University of Texas at El Paso
Costa, Emily - Stony Brook University
Cousin, Jeremiah - Prairie View A&M University
De la Rosa Gomez, Tabatha - Green River College
Dementyev, Mykyta - Los Angeles City College
Drayton, Adia - North Carolina A&T State University
Drayton, Nia - North Carolina A&T State University
Edwards, Danielle - North Carolina A&T State University
Fajardo, Aralee - Tidewater Community College
Figueroa, Maya - North Carolina A&T State University
Foley, Juliana - University of California, San Diego
Frondarina, Errysteinn - Southwestern College
Fultz-Waters, Sydney - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Furness, Bethany - University of Michigan
Gabriel, Alondra - University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo
Garcia Irizarry, Pamela - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Garcia, Micklaus - University of Colorado Boulder
Gautam, Isha - Prairie View A&M University
Gibbons, Ashley - SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany NY
Gibson, Aryonne - Prairie View A&M University
Goeks, Julia - Ripon College
Goeks, Mariah - Northern Michigan University
Gomez, Jose - University of Illinois at Chicago
Goncalves, Bruna - Norfolk State University
Gonzalez, Alina - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Grabarkewitz, Kaylee - Simpson College
Grant, Romans - Tougaloo College
Guinto, Daniel - Lone Star College - University Park
Gulledge, Alecia - Lincoln University of Missouri
Gustin, Edward - Tidewater Community College
Ha, Angel - San Diego State University
Harrison, Jalen - North Carolina A&T State University
Hawkins, Rodney - Saint Augustine’s University
Hedley, Jelani - North Carolina A&T State University
Henry-Usoro, Savione - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Ingram, Josiah - North Carolina A&T State University
Jackson, Ian - San Diego State University
James, Clayvon - Valencia College
Jiménez, Milagros - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Jimenez, Robbynn - Tidewater Community College
Jimenez, Stephanie - Los Angeles City College
Jones, Natalie - Tidewater Community College
Jorge Rivera, Mairim - Valencia College
Joseph, Febie-Anna - Polk State College - Winter Haven Campus
Kabore, Soumaila - Miami Dade College
Kamba, Huyguence - North Carolina A&T State University
Kapoor, Anisha - Loyola University Chicago
Kemp, Nicholas - Tidewater Community College
King, Ashley - Washington University in St. Louis
Kolawole, Ayanfeoluwa - Howard University
Kumari, Anjali - North Carolina A&T State University
Leary, Kyle - Norfolk State University
Lohr, Matthew - University of South Carolina
Lopés Velasco, Natalie - University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Lopez Vazquez, Lizeth - Southwestern College
Lopez Vazquez, Victor - San Diego State University
Loutris, Amanda - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lugo Ruiz, Alondra - University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Maatuka, khalfani - North Carolina A&T State University
Manley, Kaleb - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Marquez, Jose - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Martinez-Martin, Beatriz - University of San Diego
Mehta, Manav - Northeastern University
Meja, Daniel - San Diego State University
Metagne, Carolle Diane - Ivy Tech community College
Mitchell-Jemison, Sydnee - Prairie View A&M University
Moauro, Colleen - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Montoya, Ryne - Northwestern University
Moore, Tykera - Fort Valley State University
Morgan, Alexandria - Tougaloo College
Neal-Watson, Nasir - University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Nieves, Miguel - Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Ogboi, Chiemerigo - North Carolina A&T State University
Owens, Thomas - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Oyuela, Christopher - San Diego State University
Padilla, Nestor - Northwestern University
Parker, Darian - University of Kentucky
Parks, Tyrese Parks - North Carolina A&T State University
Pastoriza, Luis - University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo
Payne, Robin - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Paz Ruiz, Maria - University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Pepper, Tristan - The University of Texas at San Antonio
Pérez, Ninoshka - University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo
Pierce, Noelle - Norfolk State University
Potter, Nathan - Tidewater Community College
Pringle, Steven - Norfolk State University
Pringle, William - North Carolina A&T State University
Raza, Kashan - Tidewater Community College
Rivas-Hernandez, Eliud - University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo
Rivera-Munoz, Amber - Southwestern College
Rodriguez, Fabiola - University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Rodriguez, Sian - University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
Rolón Rosa, Astrid - Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Roman Acevedo, Christian - University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo
Sahagun, Nancy - University of Illinois at Chicago
Sales, Felipe - San Diego State University
Sessions, Hadiya - North Carolina A&T State University
Sienko, Lauren - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Skelil, Kyle - University of California, San Diego
Soebroto, Tiffany - University of California, San Diego
Soto, Angeliz - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Spencer, Tori - Lincoln University of Missouri
Stokes, Antawn - North Carolina A&T State University
Stridinger, Craig - Florida Atlantic University
Takiguchi, Lauren - University of California, San Diego
Tariq, Talha - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thompson, Barbara - Grambling State University
Thompson, Malik - Kentucky State University
Torres, Enrique - Miami Dade College
Torres, Kelvin - University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Torres, Olivia - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Torres-Santiago, Nicole - University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo
Tran, Tina - University of Alabama
Tsai, Amanda - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Turner, Triniti - Virginia Commonwealth University
Usaquen, Hary - Miami Dade College
Vanderlugt, Alec - Calvin University
Varner, Baldwin-Akin - Norfolk State University
Vázquez-Rosado, Ephraim - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Velasquez, Jhonny - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Vorobeva, Mariia - Tidewater Community College
Wells, Kory - Norfolk State University
Whiddon, Elizabeth - Tidewater Community College
White, Gerrod - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Wilson, Mitchell - North Carolina A&T State University
Witcher, Charlexia - The College of WSSU
Wright, Amirah - University of Miami
Zhang, Daniel - Duke University
Zheng, Talia - Georgia Institute of Technology