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Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University


Academics and Experiential Learning  


Exchange and Internship Opportunities

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  1. Nanotech Student Exchange: for WFU students (undergraduate and graduate students). This allows for students to visit collaborating laboratories in the U.S., Ireland, Germany, and Austria.

  2. Nanotech Fellowship: for students that wish to visit and work at the Nanotech Center for a specified time. Typically, the Nanotech Fellows program welcomes undergraduate or graduate students from abroad or from laboratories throughout the U.S. 

  3. Nanotech Summer Interns: for local high school students wanting to gain experience in the technology fields before going to college. In some cases local college students wanting to gain experience in the lab during their summer break have been accepted in this program  as well. (Interns in the Forest Program)


Nanotech Colloquia Series


The Nanotechnology Center also sponsors a series of talks held roughly monthly. These talks are announced on the Physics web page as well as through the Nanotech News Letter. They are typically held in Olin or the  Nanotech Center.  


WFU Physics Colloquia Series


The Physics Colloquium is held thursdays at 3:30 pm in Olin.



Nanowerks ~ Phys.Org ~ Science Daily ~ NanoNews



Regional Colloquia Series

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The WFU Graduate Experience in Nano...
WFU does not offer a degree such as BS or MS in the Nanosciences. We instead prefer a "nano" concentration to traditional degree paths. This is what some schools call a specialization.
We feel that this helps traditional employers and/or graduate programs place a student's education into well established contexts while still providing the detailed skills in nano-synthesis, nano-fab, and nano-characterization needed in the field. This is needed because Nano-degree programs are not "established and standardized" across the nation nor are they recognized in many European or Asian academic communities. This means there is no agreed upon foundational training or core set of skills and knowledge as found in fields like physics, chemistry, and biology. 
Thus, we at NANOTECH feel that the Wake approach is more rigorous and provides better overall student outcomes. Moreover it allows a student to truly tailor their experience from nano-bio-medical to topological quantum computing.
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