Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NEST) - for Teachers

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NEST) is a two week (July 10-July 21, 2017) summer program that provides a unique opportunity for high-school teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI.

About the Program

  • The program is for US citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Teacher can receive up to 4,000 via stipend, tuition, supplies, and travel.
    • The program pays a stipend of $2,000.
    • Travel reimbursements of up to $1,000 will be covered to attend and present at a national conference.
    • Up to $1,000 to purchase materials/supplies to assist teachers in transferring the research experience to their classrooms.
    • Participants are required to attend entire two weeks, field trips, and follow-up academic year course module development workshops.

NEST is an immersive program for high school STEM teachers that provides:

  • Research experience and knowledge of careers in nanotechnology.
  • Hands-on laboratory experiences in inquiry-based science.
  • Participant-designed teaching modules.
  • Connection to a professional network of other teachers, professors, and scientists.
  • Professional development credits.

Program Dates

  • July 10 - July 21, 2017

Apply Now!

To apply please complete the online Application Form (click here) and upload (1) Résumé and (2) A letter of recommendation from one of your references.


Program Flyer

For PDF of the Program Flyer (click here)

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Mangilal Agarwal
Phone: (317) 274-2877