NSF- Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering (NUE)

Program:  NSF aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2013 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. 

NUE in Engineering emphasizes new approaches to undergraduate engineering education through interdisciplinary collaborations. These collaborations could lead to, but are not limited to:

  • A freshman course introducing the basic phenomena and processes at the nanoscale, the unifying principle of matter at the nanoscale, connections to other disciplines, and application areas of societal relevance;
  • New examples of undergraduate nanoscale engineering courses that are presented through the development of laboratory and demonstration experiments, manuals and other written materials, software, and web-based resources;
  • Development and dissemination of new teaching modules for nanoscale engineering of relevance to engineering education that can be used in existing undergraduate courses;
  • Incorporation of undergraduate research opportunities in nanoscale engineering into the curriculum at any level; and
  • Development of courses or curricular enhancements related to nanoscale engineering and technology and environmental or social change.

Deadline:  May 22, 2013.

Note: Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1.  If you are interested in applying to this program, please contact Jason Hale (jghale@olemiss.edu) before March 18, 2013.

For more information, go to:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13541/nsf13541.htm.