Grad Student Opportunity: Science Outside the Lab

Science Outside the Lab” brings a small cohort of graduate student scientists and engineers to Washington, D.C. to explore the relationships among science, innovation, policy, and societal outcomes. This customized free one week version (June 2 – 8, 2019), sponsored by the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW), will investigate the context of nanotechnology decision-making in government and business at the local, state, federal, and international levels. During the week-long workshop participants meet and interact with groups of people who fund, regulate, shape, critique, publicize, and study nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. This includes people like congressional staffers, lobbyists, funding agency officers, regulators, journalists, academics, museum curators, and others.

To apply to the program, complete this application and email as an attachment to Andra Williams at andra.williams@asu.edu or fax to (480-727-8791). Application deadline: March 1, 2019. 

For more information, please see the program flier. Contact Andra Williams with any questions.

Graduate Student Internship Opportunity at Micross – Apply now

Micross AIT is looking to immediately hire an MS or PhD candidate student with thin film deposition and/or wafer processing experience for a 6 month internship, ideally 20-25 hrs/week. The work schedule is flexible so the student can honor his/her commitments for obtaining his/her degree. The current position is funded from January – June 2019, with an option to extend through the end of the summer. (Please note, student must be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply for this position.)

Summary:

The internship will initially focus on supporting through-Si Via (TSV) integration process enhancements, including, but not limited to TSV liners, barrier layers, metallization, and plating. Future focus for this position may include thin film deposition and wafer processing for novel MEMS-like device structures. This position will support internally and externally funded development projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on engineering resource for integration process enhancements.
  • Participate and conduct process improvement experiments, accurately recording and reporting data
  • Employ standard troubleshooting protocols

For more information and to apply, please see the job posting.

Apply Now: Winter School on Emerging Technologies

7th Annual Winter School on Responsible Innovation and Social Studies of Emerging Technologies

January 3-10, 2019 Saguaro Lake Ranch (Mesa, Arizona) The Winter School is designed to give junior scholars an introduction to and practical experience with methods and theory for better understanding the social dimensions of emerging technologies. The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) Coordinating Office supports the Winter School, previously run by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. Applicants should be advanced graduate students and/or recent PhDs with an expressed interest in studying emerging technologies. Applicants may come from any discipline, but priority will be given to those whose research focuses on societal questions. The program fees for accepted students will be covered by the NNCI including seven nights stay at the Saguaro Lake Ranch, all meals, and local transportation from Tempe, Arizona. Participants will be responsible for securing their own travel to Phoenix, Arizona. Read more here. Visit The Winter School website to download an application and learn more about the 2019 Winter School program. The deadline for applications is Monday, October 1, 2018.

New Grad Student Opportunity: Free Cryo-EM Workshop

The Van Andel Research Institute is hosting a cryo-EM workshop August 13-15, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Full scholarships, including travel, are available for up to 15 graduate students. Applications are due May 11, 2018. Taught by internationally recognized cryo-EM experts, Cryo-EM at the Van Andel Research Institute will give gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research. By the end of the week, students will have a greater appreciation of what can be achieved through the application of cryo-EM. Sessions will cover:
  • Electron microscopy
  • Electron tomography
  • Image processing basics
  • Image processing and 3-D reconstruction (hands-on session)
  • Negative stain and cryo-EM grid preparation
  • Cryo-EM on the Arctica and the Krios with a Volta phase plate
The course is designed to engage students and promote discussion between fellow participants and course instructors. In addition to talks and hands-on lessons, there will be social events that will provide opportunities to network. For more information and to apply please visit the workshop website. Questions can be directed to Aubrie Bruinsma at aubrie.bruinsma@vai.org.  

New Grad Student Opportunity: Science Outside the Lab

Science Outside the Lab” brings a small cohort of graduate student scientists and engineers to Washington, D.C. to explore the relationships among science, innovation, policy, and societal outcomes. This customized free one week version (June 3 – 9, 2018), sponsored by the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW), will investigate the context of nanotechnology decision-making in government and business at the local, state, federal, and international levels. During the week-long workshop participants meet and interact with groups of people who fund, regulate, shape, critique, publicize, and study nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. This includes people like congressional staffers, lobbyists, funding agency officers, regulators, journalists, academics, museum curators, and others. To apply to the program, complete this application and email as an attachment to Andra Williams at andra.williams@asu.edu or fax to (480-727-8791). Application deadline: March 2, 2018.  For more information, please see the program flier. Contact Andra Williams with any questions.