The Micro Nano Technology Collaborative Undergraduate Research Network (MNT-CURN) is an undergraduate research program offered through the national NSF supported center MNT-EC.

With a network of nearly 30 higher education institutes, industry, and other stakeholders working collaboratively, participants will be provided with unique learning experiences. This program will offer students the opportunity to work either remotely, on their respective campus sites, and during Summer 2022 to visit a 4-year partner campus.

MNT-CURN welcomes applications from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM. We encourage members of the Black, Latinx, Native American, and women to consider applying for this opportunity.

Participants will work with mentors, using strategies that will provide students with challenges that will serve as a growing e-portfolio. In addition, the Evaluate UR program will track the progress of research being completed.

While the MNT CURN Student Application has been closed, if you have interest in participating in this program, or you have any questions, please send an email to

Please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • School you attend
  • Current Major
  • Mentor
  • Brief description of your career path