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June 10: Apprenticeships, Veteran Survey, and Free PCC Discovery Courses

Apprenticeship Program at Purdue University You probably recognized the “Grow Your Future” image above if you are an MNT newsletter subscriber. That email highlights the new CASCADE Apprenticeship Program at […]

June 3: Free Microengineering School

— There are a FEW Seats left!! — Register here Or, if you want to read more, the ANFF-SA PDF is below where you can read it or download.

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April 7: Virtual Semiconductor Career Fair

What you’ll find here in This Week in Small: “MNT-EC’s Talking Technicians podcast is about technicians in the micro and nano industry. Our podcast guests share their real life journeys […]

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March 25: Solar Eclipse Details

March 25, 2024: This Week in Small March 26 Update: Adding THREE Cool Events (2 online; 1 in-person in Minnesota) Solar Eclipse Livestream Details “For those not in the path […]

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March 4: Nano News, Internships, Veteran Jobs

This Week in Small: Curated News – articles and research that we’ve found or that has been shared with us by our most-loved subscribers (that means you – first shout-out […]

01-22-2024: Community College Innovation Challenge 2024

Jan 22, 2024 – This Week in Small Join the 2024 Community College Innovation Challenge! We’re dedicating This Week In Small to the Innovation Challenge from the American Association of […]

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This Week in Small: 2024 Is Gonna Be Lit

Sometimes, the young people have all the best sayings… 😉 First, Dr. Ashcroft’s next Director’s Message post is about Student Recruitment. If you want that hot off the press, or […]


This Week in Small: Research Award Winner; Plus up to $20,000 in ACS Seed Grants

Program manager, John-David R. Rocha, Ph.D. for the American Chemical Society (ACS) shared the following links and information with MNT Center Director, Dr. Jared Ashcroft with this encouraging note for […]

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Autumn Recap for MNT-EC

What we’re reading: NSF congratulates laureates of the 2023 Nobel Prize in chemistry Summary: The U.S. National Science Foundation congratulates Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Alexei I. Ekimov […]

Vacuum Tech, Statistical Process, Semiconductors

Vacuum Systems Technology at Normandale Community College Vacuum systems play a key role as an enabling technology, supporting vital processes in the production of many everyday products, and are especially […]

The Journal of Advanced Technological Education (J ATE) is embarking on a new pilot program: J ATE Connect

New Pilot Program: J ATE Connect

The Journal of Advanced Technological Education (J ATE) is embarking on a new pilot program: J ATE Connect – focused on increasing the number and quality of peer reviewed journal […]

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This Week In Small: Understanding Micro and Nanotechnology

Of course, our readers and visitors probably already have a good grasp of micro and nanotechnology. But that does not mean everyone does. We write to inform and educate and […] website logo on NIST site

This Week in Small: CHIPS Act and Semiconductor Technician Training

As many of you know, the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 is in motion with proposals being requested by the Department of Commerce from industry and educational institutions. A […]

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This Week In Small: New Nano Program at Rio Salado College, Semiconductor News

You may have read last week about a couple of our PCC students who were awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Both of them had one person in common, who was […]

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Nanotechnology solutions for climate change

DON’T MISS THIS ONE!: If you are interested in nanotechnology solutions for climate change, don’t miss this virtual meeting on this Wed, April 26 at 630PM Eastern time, from the […]

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This Week in Small: NIST Internship Opportunity _04-10-2023

Below is a letter from NEATEC, a MNT-EC Partner and Ally. There’s still time for students to consider and apply. Info on the photo that marks this post on the […]

This Week In Small: Your Future In Nanotechnology Video playlist 03-12-2023

View the MNT-EC Playlist on YouTube: Your Future in Nanotechnology This terrific YouTube playlist comes from Dr. Marco Curreli at The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC). These eight videos […]

This Week in Small: Lab Activities, Science Experiments 2-27-2023

What We’re Reading || February 27, 2023: This Week In Small Jesse Versluys in his Science for Everyone blog has another big list with tons of vetted science labs, experiments, […]

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This Week in Small: Student Events, Research

What we’re reading || February 20, 2023: This Week In Small. In this weekly curation, we have a couple of opportunities/calls for students to share their research, projects, and work. […]

This Week In Small: Student Success, Classroom Documentaries

Did you know MNT-CURN mentor and PCC alum, Sophia Barber, achieved her first publication recently. She was published in Neurobiology of Disease. Read about it on our MNT LinkedIn page. […]