Georgia Tech takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of nanoscience and nanotechnology, incorporating nanoscale research into a variety of courses through a specialized Nanoscience and Technology (NaST) Certificate program. All students at Georgia Tech can apply for the NaST Certificate, regardless of their major areas of study.
To satisfy the requirements of the Certificate, students complete at least four NaST courses for a total of at least twelve credit hours, with at least one course taken from a school outside their home colleges. In addition, students pursuing the NaST Certificate attend no fewer than seven Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-NaST seminars per academic year. The NaST Certificate Program is a part of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Tech and works closely with the Georgia Tech Materials Council to achieve two goals: to encourage Tech students to broaden their science and engineering backgrounds, and to forge collaborative activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology across campus in order to advance Tech's efforts in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
Tech has also established a graduate research fellowship program as a means of promoting research collaboration in nanosciences and nanotechnologies on campus. Awarded by Tech's NaST Executive Committee, the fellowship provides approximately $15,000 to each Tech NaST Graduate Fellow for a one-year period.
The NNIN at Georgia Tech
The National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) has recognized Georgia Tech's commitment to nanotechnology education, naming Tech the coordinator of NNIN's nationwide educational and outreach activities. Headquartered at Tech's Microelectronics Research Center (MiRC), the NNIN Education and Outreach Office provides educational programs to a variety of Georgia audiences as well as coordination of national programs. Georgia Tech has created the communication and support network Nano@Tech, headquartered at MiRC, which encourages interactions among faculty, students, and staff from a variety of disciplines associated with nanotechnology.
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