For Students & Families

A special space for students and families to research what you want to know about nano. Successful students share their insights on their educational journey, and careers in the micro/nano industry. Learn about micro/nano education programs and what to expect as a new student.

Opportunities

Kavli Nanoscience Institute SURF-the-WAVE (STW) Prize Fellowships

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) at the California Institute of Technology established the SURF-the-WAVE (STW) Prize Fellowships program to provide opportunities for motivated undergraduates who are interested in carrying out […]

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Amgen Scholars Program at Caltech

The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program aimed at increasing research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. At Caltech, we provide visiting students the opportunity […]

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WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. The WAVE Fellows program aims to foster […]

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Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Innovation and Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC)

Are you fascinated by NASA technology? MITTIC is a spinoff challenge to develop new ideas for commercialization open to multi-disciplinary student teams attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). More Information

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education

By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. […]

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MSTP Summer Scholars

University of Wisconsin Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Summer Scholars invites undergraduate students with an interest in pursuing MD/PhD dual degree training to apply for a summer research program at […]

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OSA (The Optical Society) Foundation Scholarships

OSAF scholarships allow students in the optics and photonics community to continue their education, gain new experiences, and make advances in their research. The four available scholarships include the Paul […]

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IEEE Photonics Society Fund

The IEEE Photonics Society Fund leverages photonic technologies to create a better world by providing pre-university STEM outreach and student travel grants and empowering women and underrepresented groups. More Information

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SPIE Scholarship Program

SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships are open to students located anywhere in the world who are studying optics, photonics, or related fields. More Information

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Fabricators and Manufacturer’s Association NBT Foundation Scholarships

Open to all students pursuing degrees that will lead to a career in manufacturing. More Information

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Videos and Resources

X/Nano: The Enabling Potential of a Career in Nanoscience

Careers in Nanotechnology: Opportunities for STEM Students

Making the Future Episode 3 | Chip In: Build a Career Making Your Favorite Technologies

Academic Partners

Edmonds College

Edmonds College

Edmonds College is Guided by innovation, equity, inclusion, and a global perspective and committed to academic excellence, student success, and community engagement.

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

At the University of Minnesota, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a globally recognized leader in higher education and technology innovation, research and development.

Portland Community College

Portland Community College

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves over 60,000 full-time and part-time students. We offer high-quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland’s economic community.

The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus, land-grant, public research university that educates students from around the world and supports individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.

Purdue University

Purdue University

History. Traditions. Achievements. The Boilermaker story is full of milestones that have had a significant impact on our state, nation and world.