The mission of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering is to train students, to conduct basic and applied research in nanoscience and nanoengineering, and to work closely with the Piedmont Triad community to help enhance opportunities for economic development.

JSNN’s internship program started during spring semester 2011 as part of its academic outreach and workforce training effort. Students are recruited from the Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC), and Alamance Community College (ACC). GTCC students came from Biology, Mechanical Engineering, and HVAC. FTCC students came from its Nanotechnology and the biotech programs. Students work with JSNN and Gateway University Research Park professionals on a variety of real-world nanotechnology problems.

The internship program is offered as either, 10 hours per week for 16 weeks or 20 hours per week for 8 weeks, to accommodate class schedules. JSNN been hosting groups of students from GTCC and FTCC during the Fall and Spring semesters and beyond as part of its commitment to creating jobs.

The geographic proximity of both JSNN and the Community College campuses offers exciting opportunities for collaboration.

Success Stories:

  • Two FTCC students have been hired to work as technicians in JSNN’s cleanroom.
More success stories to come in the future as our internship program grows.