Research Experience For Teachers & Students

Research Experience for Teachers

The mission of the ASSIST Center is to use nanotechnology to improve global health by enabling a correlation between personal health and personal environment and by empowering patients and doctors to manage wellness and improve quality of life.

Researchers at NC State University, Penn State University, University of Virginia, and Florida International University are working together to create wearable nanotechnologies that monitor individual health parameters and environmental exposures. Long-term sensing will enable patients, doctors, and scientists to make direct correlations between health and environmental toxins leading to chronic disease prediction, management and treatment. ASSIST advances will accelerate environmental health research and clinical trials as well as inform environmental policy.

Join us for an interesting summer learning about advances in research, getting involved in your own study, and thinking about new ways to teach science and engineering.

Research Experience for Teacher (RET)

Research Experience for Teachers

Up to four teachers will be selected to participate in the summer RET program at the ASSIST Center. Participants will gain experience under the guidance of an established research group by investigating a topic from a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines.

Teachers will learn about cutting edge techniques and tools used in nanoscale science and engineering, conduct a research study, and design curricular materials to use in their classroom. Participants will have special seminars and field trips to area businesses and industries that use nanoscale science and engineering.

The program lasts for 6 weeks (with the week of July 4th off), June 17 – July 26, with follow up during the academic year. Teachers will receive a $5,000 stipend for their work as an RET.

Program Requirements: The program is for US citizens only and teachers must participate for the entire period of the program. Participants are required to attend all daily and weekly meetings, seminars, field trips and workshops.

Deadline: The application for the RET is currently closed. The 2020 deadline will be announced soon.

Program Advisor: If you have any questions or concerns about RET, please contact Dr. Elena Veety.

Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars

Up to four students will be selected to participate in research at the ASSIST Center. Participants will gain experience under the guidance of an established research group by investigating a topic from a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. Students will learn about cutting-edge techniques and tools used in nanoscale science and engineering, conduct a research study, and participate in field trips and seminars.

The program lasts for 6 weeks (with the week of July 4th off), June 17 – July 26, with follow up during the academic year. Students will receive a $1,000 stipend for their work as a Young Scholar.

Program Requirements: The program is for US citizens and permanent residents only and students must participate for the entire period of the program. Participants are required to attend all daily and weekly meetings, seminars, field trips and workshops.

Deadline: The application for the RET is currently closed. The 2020 deadline will be announced soon.

Program Advisor: If you have any questions or concerns about the Young Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Elena Veety.