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The Center in partnership with Emory University conducts the CFNM/PRISM Teacher Fellows Program. Problems and Research to Integrate Science and Mathematics (PRISM) is a joint program between Clark Atlanta University and Emory University that engages science and mathematics faculty and graduate students in collaborations with middle and high-school teachers in four Atlanta area school districts. The 2011 CFNM/PRISM Program will begin June 2, 2011. Interested individuals are asked to click the link to the PRISM Website found on the homepage.

In addition to its Nanoscholars Program the Center as an integral part of its mission conducts† summer research and educational experiences for talented individuals from other institutions.  The Center offers its Summer Nanoscholars Program, the CFNM/PRISM Fellows Program ACS Program SEED and the Nanoscholars Abroad Program.

The 2012 Summer Nanoscholars Program will begin June 4, 2012 and will end July 28, 2012. It is open to all undergraduate students majoring in one of the natural or physical sciences, who will have completed their freshman year. Each participant will have a personalized research project as well as a graduate student mentor and faculty advisor. This summerís Program will include seminars, short courses, regular laboratory meetings and research presentations. Interested students may apply by completing the application found on this web site (the FORMS button). Participating students will receive a stipend of $3,500.00 and will be required to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week to the Programís activities. Room, board and round-trip transportation to and from Atlanta will be provided. For more information, Click Here or Apply Now

The Centerís Nanoscholars Program works with the Universityís students, who are enrolled in degree programs in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. It seeks to provide to each student a broad-based educational and developmental experience that will ensure success at the University and in graduate school as well as provide a foundation for an exceptionally productive professional career. The Nanoscholars form a community in which advanced students accept the responsibility for mentoring the newer scholars, and the senior scientists are actively involved in ensuring the education and growth of each Nanoscholar. In addition to being active in research, their academic program is augmented by distance learning experiences and opportunities to work in other research laboratories both in the United States and abroad.



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The Summer Nanoscholars Program is conducted annually for a six to eight week period during the months of June and July. The goal of the Program is to provide an enriching educational and research experience to talented undergraduate students from across the Nation, who are considering attending graduate or professional schools after graduation. The Summer Nanoscholars work under the direction of one of the Center's senior researchers on a project designed to yield significant results during the limited Summer period and to make a real contribution to the goals and objectives of an ongoing Center project. Each Summer Nanoscholar will work with a graduate Nanoscholar, who will mentor him/her during the summer research experience. During the course of the summer program, the Summer Nanoscholars will be introduced to a variety of research techniques and instruments, many of which are especially well suited for investigating the nanoscale. Furthermore, the Summer Nanoscholars meet weekly with the other summer scholars, the mentors, the director and other interested researchers to discuss topics of special interest. The summer research experience culminates with a day-long symposium and celebration in which the summer nanoscholars discuss their findings .








The CFNM/ACS Nanoscholars Program is a joint undertaking of the Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials and the American Chemical Societyís Project SEED.† This program† seeks to provide to talented area high school students the opportunity of working along side university faculty and students on current projects in the area of the nanosciences.† In addition to completing a personalized research project, the participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their skills in a number of areas that have been identified as challenges to college success.† Each participant will have both a faculty mentor and graduate student guide who will help them as they develop their research project.


The 2012 CFNM/ACS Nanoscholars Program will begin June 4, 2012 and will end July 28, 2012. It is open to all area high school students, who have completed their sophomore year.