Option Network in Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering (NME)

a NSF Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) Program

 

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NME Departments

 

Bioengineering

Chemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Material Science & Eng.

 

 

Program Details

 

NME in BioE Major

NME in ChemE Major

NME in EE Major

NME in ME Major

NME in MSE Major

 

 

NME Network

 

Management

NME Courses

 


Partners

 

GEMSEC

 

CNT

 

 

 

 


Supporting Labs

 

Nanolab

 

MEMS Laboratory

 

Heteroepitaxal Growth Lab

 

Non Linear Optical Lab

 

Molecular Biomimetics Lab

 

 

Related/Other

NUE Program

 

 

 

BIOE

CHEM E

EE

ME

MSE

 

Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering - an Option Program Network

 

NMEs Mission: To provide to the UWs undergraduate student population in Engineering and Natural Sciences department tailored, interdisciplinary programs in Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering.

 

NMEs Focus: The NME program addresses the need of integrating Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering education into existing science and engineering undergraduate curricula with an early introduction to nanoscale principles in molecular engineering, hands-on experience and strong interdisciplinarity. It is a campus wide effort involving departments from both the College of Engineering (CoE), and the College of Arts and Sciences (CoA&S).

 

Approach: Establishment of an interconnected network of discipline tailored Option Programs that are

  • departmentally owned,
  • integrated into departmental core curricula,
  • hands-on (e.g., labs, capstone design, UG research),
  • interdisciplinary through the UW NME Network, consisting of fundamental introductory courses, seminars, and specialty lectures, and
  • UW centrally administered.

 

Benefits: This cross-disciplinary approach towards NME education offers

o      discipline interwoven and interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in nanoscale science and molecular engineering fundamentals,

o      degree programs in NME that are credit friendly, and

o      undergraduate NME programs that integrate class room training with hands-on research experiences, and an appreciation for the practical translation of technology and societal aspects.

 

Logistic: The NME OPTION NEWORK

o      leaves the departmental autonomy intact,

o      builds on the existing infrastructure,

o      shares resources responsibly and sensitively, and

o      operates in parallel with modernizations of on-going curricula and laboratory developments.

 

Courses in NME:

o      Required courses for all NME Option programs: NME 220/221/321/421 (BioE: NME 221 not required)

o      Department specific NME Option requirements: BIOE; CHEM E; EE; ME; MSE

 

NME OPTION NETWORK: Management and Organization

 

NMEs Partners:

 

o        UW Institute of Molecular Engineering and Science

o        UW Genetically Engineered Materials Science & Engineering Center GEMSEC (NSF-MRSEC),

o        UW Center of Nanotechnology (CNT)

o        Edmonds Community College (EDCC), Edmonds, WA

o        North Seattle Community College (NSCC), Seattle, WA