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IFN Summer Internship 2016

09 May 2016
IFN Summer Internship 2016

Dear IFN Researchers: The Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN) is accepting applications for Summer Doctoral Internships and Summer Undergraduate Internships exclusively in the area of Nanotechnology. Below is the information...

IFN Fellowship August 2015-July 2016

15 June 2015
IFN Fellowship August 2015-July 2016

2015-2016 Academic IFN Fellowship (Period August 2015-July 2016) Stipend: $27,600 annual ($2,300 monthly)Tuition: $2,500 annualTravel: $2,400 annual (students to present their research)Materials: $2,500 annual Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0...

2015 IFN Summer Internships

30 April 2015

2015 Graduate IFN Summer Internships (Period June 1 – July 31) Stipend: $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of...

The First IFN Elevator Pitch Competition

07 April 2015
The First IFN Elevator Pitch Competition

Submit Your Video For the 1st IFN Elevator Pitch Competition. Present your research and yourself in a clear and concise manner Competition for students and postdocs Speech time: 2 minutes...

IFN Science-Art Contest

07 April 2015
IFN Science-Art Contest

“Art and science are two fields that value life, finding the unknown and experimental action. Undoubtedly the reflective look of the artists to the immediate reality has been tied to...

IFN Fellowship January-December 2015

20 November 2014
IFN Fellowship January-December 2015

2015 Academic IFN Fellowship (Period January-December 2015) Stipend $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Evidence of satisfactory academic progress according...

IFN Fellowship Summer 2014

30 April 2014
IFN Fellowship Summer 2014

2014 Graduate IFN Summer Internships (Period June 2 – July 31) Stipend $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Evidence of...

2nd Puerto Rico NSF/RII EPSCoR/IFN Annual Meeting

16 April 2009

The 2nd Annual Meeting for EPSCoR/ IFN will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Mayaguez Resort and Casino Hotel. This agenda is in PDF format. In order to...

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Strategic PlanTo develop its educational plan, the IFN partnered with the NSF-sponsored National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT) at Northwestern University and actively collaborates with its director in developing and sustaining its plan. The IFN will create a Nano Interdisciplinary Education Team (NIET) consisting of three faculty members from the IFN campuses. The NIET will recruit graduate and undergraduate students to assist them in developing educational materials and modules making extensive use of the excellent materials that already exist in the NCLT clearinghouse. The materials will emphasize the teaching of the core ideas of nanoscience and the concepts that govern the fabrication, characterization, and functionalization of nano particles, as well as self-assembly principles and technological applications. The modules will be tested and validated for educational effectiveness and then incorporated into introductory courses of physics, chemistry, and engineering of the IFN institutions and other colleges in Puerto Rico. The NIET will become an active contributor of materials, modules, and courses to the NCLT clearinghouse. The NIET will reach all higher education institutions in Puerto Rico by incorporating all the developed materials, modules, and courses in the PR-LSAMP alliance (the major institutions of higher education in Puerto Rico are members of the alliance) innovational educational materials website. The IFN will develop signature laboratory courses as alternatives to the traditional Physical Chemistry and Intermediate Physics laboratories. The newly designed courses will make extensive use of nanomaterials concepts, principles and methods. It will also use mathematical models and develop experimental methods and skills that at present are being taught using classical and quantum experiments still rooted in the science of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. After validation, the resulting course will be submitted to the NCLT clearinghouse.

IFN scientists will develop and teach two general interdisciplinary topics courses, one at the graduate Ph.D. level and another at the advanced undergraduate level, to present the concepts, principles, and methods of nanoscience to serve both the needs of scientists and engineers. The IFN faculty will also design special topics courses in nanoscience and technology and teach them via video conferencing to students from all IFN campuses, as well as other universities in Puerto Rico.