Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University

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ACADEMICS

Experiential Learning  

 

The Nanotechnology Center at Wake Forest manages three exchange and internship opportunities. Prof. Carroll (carroldl@wfu.edu) is the contact for these programs.

 

  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.

Links

 

Nanowerks ~ Phys.Org ~ Science Daily ~ NanoNews

 

 

Regional Colloquia Series

 

http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/

 

http://www.mse.ncsu.edu/

 

http://www.ncsu.edu/chemistry/

 

http://physics.unc.edu/

 

http://apsc.unc.edu/

 

http://www.chem.unc.edu/

 

https://www.phy.duke.edu/

 

www.mems.duke.edu/

 

https://chem.duke.edu/

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A NANOTECH Curriculum...

Many students today tailor traditional degrees to more closely accommodate their interests and career trajectories. If you are interested in: next generation sensors, bioelectronicsquantum computing and quantum information sciences , lightweight, high strength, high temperature materials for in space flight or aerospace applicationsexotic new materials for power generation, or materials for medical delivery platforms, then Nanotechnology and Nanoscience is essential to you.     

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.
 
Why? we feel that this helps traditional employers and/or graduate programs place a student's education into a well established context while still providing the detailed skills in nano-synthesis, nano-fab, and nano-characterization needed in the field. 
 
This is further based upon our belief that most Nano-degree programs are not well "established and standardized" across the nation nor are they recognized in many European or Asian academic communities. What do we expect such training will involve?  What are the core sets of skills and knowledge? These questions have evolved slowly and purposefully in fields like physics, chemistry, and biology. But not quite yet in nano (as a field). We can hardly suggest there is any one cohesive set of ideas that are foundational. 
 
For these reasons we 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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