Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute

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How does this Nanoscience Summer Institute differ from the others?

This is a two week program in which students learn about being a working scientist in the first week, then propose and conduct their own experimental research project during the second week.

What science preparation should students have?

We expect students to have a strong foundation in chemistry and biology (honors/AP chemistry is suggested). 

Is there a final exam?

There is a final research presentation.

Do students choose their team?

No, the teams will be assigned.

Should students already have a research topic in mind before the session starts?

No, all topics will be given during the program.

Are laptops required?

Yes, students should bring a laptop.










Program Dates

JULY 5 - JULY 17, 2020

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline

JULY 5-17: Applications of Nanoscience Summer Institute