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Research & Training Program

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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

Apply now 
Contact: TheNanotechSCENE@gmail.com