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Research & 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 accelerated nanotechnology cleanroom training
  • 4-week research project 
  • $5,000 stipend
  • Travel/housing allowances
  • Summer conference presentation
  • Professional development workshops

Accelerated Nanotechnology Training

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

Program Requirements

  • Undergraduate enrollment in engineering or related discipline
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Application deadline: April 1, 2020 (updated)
Program term: June 8 – July 24, 2020

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