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The SCENE (Southeast Coalition for Engagement and Exchange in Nanotechnology Education) is an NSF-funded Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence. 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 Micron-NSU Nanofabrication Cleanroom. The partner research institutes include NASA Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC), Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLab), Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), etc.


  • 3-week live-streamed nanotechnology cleanroom training course
  • Fully interactive format using teleconferencing
  • A dynamic teaching and studying environment
  • Program term: Jul 6 – 23, 2021
  • Deadline for application: Jun 15, 2021
  • Deadline for recommendations: Jun 17, 2021

Nanomanufacturing Certificate Program Open

Session dates: Feb. 15 – May 7, 2021

Cleanroom Training for Veterans 
Your pathway to advanced technology skills

The Nanomanufacturing Certificate Program (NCP) helps equip military veterans, as well as transitioning military personnel, with skills in nanotechnology-based manufacturing and new product development—skills companies need to move life-changing nano-scale applications out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

Students enroll in Tidewater Community College (TCC) in Virginia, with lectures hosted and webcast by Penn State’s Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU) instructors, and a hands-on component provided by the Norfolk State University Cleanroom Facility.

Certification Training

The NSU Clean Room has been reopen for the Students

A certification training is provided for graduate students who are eligible to use the cleanroom equipment. Students are trained on the equipment thrice along the span of three days. They are trained about the safety measures, equipment operation and maintenance of the equipment. They are certified for the equipment by evaluating their understanding and capability to operate the equipment independently.

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Installation of a MJB4 Mask Aligner

The MJB4 Mask Aligner is a precision instrument for high-resolution photolithography and is intended for use in research laboratories, small-series production and pilot projects and it would be very helpful for nanotechnology-based research..

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