The NanoCORE Program
The NanoCORE (Nanotechnology Concepts, Opportunities, Research and Education) program at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) - Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering is designed to introduce aspects of nanoscale science and engineering into the core undergraduate curriculum.
The NanoCORE program will infuse and integrate nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) as a permanent component of the undergraduate curriculum, present multiple opportunities for undergraduate learning of concepts in nanoscale science and engineering and create opportunities for undergraduates to pursue nanotechnology related research activities. The fundamentals of nanotechnology will be introduced into the curriculum by presenting nanotechnology modules (nanomodules) in required undergraduate courses across the engineering campus and by introducing two technical elective courses that offer in-depth NSE education to students who become motivated to study nanotechnology at a broader level. The technical electives will share a common technical theme, Toward Nanoscale Systems and Devices, and provide an interdisciplinary learning environment for the students. In parallel, the project team will coordinate undergraduate research opportunities in nanoscale science and engineering across the College.