GW Nanotechnology Fellows Program Application Guidelines
Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education program, the GW Nanotechnology Fellows Program provides undergraduates with unique exposure to nanotechnology and hands-on experience in the new Science & Engineering Hall nanotechnology facility. The program will provide students with excellent exposure to cutting edge technology, unique hands-on training, preparation for undergraduate research, future career and job prospects, and opportunities to engage with the broader DC community.
Relevant program dates for the 2016-7 academic year are TBD.
Application Requirements & Components
The fellows program is open to GW freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from any major. Enrollment in the spring semester course “Nanotechnology Devices & Systems: How They Are Made, Measured, and Monetized” is a requirement for acceptance into the fellows program. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be in good academic standing. The required application components are listed below:
Written statement no longer than 1 page (12 point font, single spaced, 1 inch margins)
Peer recommendation letter
GW faculty/staff recommendation letter
Applicants should use the components to demonstrate the following:
Why the applicant wants to be a part of the fellows program and what he/she will contribute to the program.
Commitment to advancing science and engineering by being engaged in nanotechnology, contributing to the program community, and teaching/mentoring.
Potential for success in the mentorship, training, and communication components of the fellows program.
Enthusiasm for science/engineering.
Participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, particularly in engineering, science, math, and technology activities.
Peer leadership and capacity to contribute to a diverse fellows program.
Application materials should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should submit the resume and written statement as a single pdf with the file name format: LastName_FirstName_NanoFellowsApp.pdf (Example: Washington_George_NanoFellowsApp.pdf) Contact Updates and announcements will be posted on the program web site: www.leblanclab.com/nanotechnology-fellows.
Any questions not addressed by the web site should be directed to Prof. Saniya LeBlanc by email (email@example.com).