The George A. Jeffrey NanoExplorers Program promotes nanotechnology-based education for high school students entering the 10th-12th grades. The goal of the program is to inspire high school students to become productive scientists and engineers by enabling them to do original research work. Once admitted into the program, students are able to join a faculty member’s research lab based on their interest. They are taught the skills needed to test their ideas, and how to team, and are encouraged to play with new concepts and to invent. As much as possible, they are treated like any other member of the lab. The work they do is associated with actual funded programs at the university and they work to deliver real results. Students are selected based on an application packet consisting of a detailed questionnaire and teacher recommendations.
The deadline for submitting an application packet for the 2012 program is April 13, 2012. Applicants selected for the program will be notified by email on or before April 27, 2012. Acceptance letters must be postmarked by May 14, 2012.
An orientation session will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. and the program will officially begin the following day, June 12, 2012.
There will be a symposium in which program participants present their research on August 21, 2012 in the T.I. Auditorium.
Updated: May 24, 2012