Why should YOU apply for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology summer program?

Are you looking for the summer research program that will give you the experience you need to consider a career in nanotechnology? Are you interested in chemistry AND sustainability? If so, the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURE) might be for you! To give you insight into the program, we made a …

Sustainable Nano Summer Update

Sustainable Nano is taking a bit of a break for the summer, but science doesn’t stop! Activities for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology include our Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Veterans programs, which bring undergraduate students from around the country to do research in CSN labs for 10 weeks each summer. Keep …

A Veteran’s Story of One Summer with the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology

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It seems like just yesterday when I was enlisted in the U.S. Navy performing naval exercises to improve international relations with South Korea and Japan. I completed search and rescue swimmer training, and troubleshot critical casualties during time sensitive operations. However, I have never been so intimidated in my life than with what I was …

Field Trip to the Minnesota Nano Center

Ever wondered what it's like to go into a "clean room"? A couple weeks ago a group of students from the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN) got to find out during a tour at the Minnesota Nano Center. Earlier this month, eight undergraduate summer research students who are working at CSN labs around the country came to the …

December: Time to Think About Summer Research!

For many undergraduate students, winter break is the time to start thinking ahead about research opportunities for the coming summer. Hands-on research experience is a great way to supplement their coursework, and summer is often the only time that students have more than a few hours a week available to spend time in the lab. …

The CSN Research Experience for Veterans Program

In honor of Veterans Day here in the U.S., we'd like to highlight something we're very proud of at the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology: our Research Experience for Veterans (REV) program. The National Science Foundation "recognizes that veterans represent a potential underutilized workforce for the U.S. science and engineering research and industry communities."1,2 Our REV program is one small …