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Undergraduates Training


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, 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 Requirements

  • Undergraduate enrollment in engineering or related discipline
  • Participation in live-streamed sessions
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (required for the Primary Cohort)
    • International students in U.S. may join the Participation Cohort
  • Required equipment: 
    • Desktop or laptop (Windows operation system)
    • High-speed internet
  • Required documents:
    • An official or unofficial transcript at your most recent academic institution (PDF or jpeg format)
    • A current resume (PDF or Word format);
    • Statement of Purpose (PDF or Word format);
    • Provide name, professional title, and email information for two references. One reference should be a faculty member as your current, or most recent, academic institution.
Based on your application package, you will be invited to participate in one of the following two student cohorts: Link to Program