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 below).  Links below for the image credit and story.

  • The Biden administration plans to provide GlobalFoundries with $1.5 billion to boost chip production in New York and Vermont, as part of a broader effort under the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act. This move, aimed at strengthening the domestic semiconductor industry, will support new construction, expand production, and is expected to create thousands of jobs, emphasizing long-term economic and national security benefits.
  • Researchers Find Path for Next-Generation Nanoelectronic Devices in Groundbreaking Study ( At Argonne National Laboratory, researchers utilized the Advanced Photon Source, a DOE Office of Science user facility, to study nanomaterial structure changes during electrical conduction, mimicking neural circuit switches, as reported in Advanced Materials.

  • On the CHIPS Act front, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan joined a Biden-Harris administration signing ceremony to launch new funding for CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 programs, including the National Semiconductor Technology Center. – Panchanathan also met with the science minister of Denmark to discuss potential collaborations in the areas of quantum, the green transition, life sciences, and innovation.

It is Internship & Scholarship Season!

Are you a college student looking for internships? Still in High School? A military veteran looking to try a new tech career? This list has something for you!

  • We also maintain a long list of Career Opportunities that gives job descriptions and salary details for a variety of nanotechnology jobs.
  • Do you have Military experience? Check out the SEMI Foundation Careers page, with a specific Military Skills match section for semiconductor jobs and training. 
  • This month’s shoutout goes to one of our high school educator allies, New Jersey Teacher of the Year, Christine Girtain, for always sharing cool updates, news (AEOP for High School Internships – click the link above for HS Students), and projects for high school students. Christine is also the Director of Authentic Science Research at Toms River Regional Schools. 

Details on the Image:

The Lycurgus Cup Roman Cup image

The British Museum publishes some of the content on our website under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. 

This “Drinking Cup” image is © The Trustees of the British Museum based on the above Creative Commons License.

Title: The Lycurgus Cup. Drinking-cup; glass; green and red; covered with various scenes representing the death of King Lycurgus; rim mounted with silver-gilt band of leaf ornament, plus silver-gilt foot with open-work vine leaves. You can explore a variety of Lycurgus Cup images on the British Museum page, with the ability to zoom in on them.

Learn more via this Hackaday Post on The Lycurgus Cup