The Center is leading the effort to prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges by developing a nanoscale science and technology curriculum unique to the University of Illinois. Students are being exposed to a broad, interdisciplinary set of courses that promote an understanding of nanotechnology as it applies to basic and applied research. Students gain knowledge and develop skills and appreciation for the role nanotechnology plays in shaping our future.
Summer Institutes and Workshops
BioSensing BioActuation BioNanotechnology Summer Institute
The BioSensing BioActuation BioNanotechnology Summer Institute (B3SI) is a collaboration between the University of Illinois and National Taiwan University that will provide training in nanotechnology and biology research tools to address interdisciplinary research needs in biosensing bioactuation, cancer biology, and cell mechanics. B3SI integrates the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC) BioSensing BioActuation Summer Institute (BSBA) with the NSF and National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored BioNanotechnology Summer Institute (BNSI), to create a 2-week training experience on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.
Center for Physics of Living Cells Summer School
This summer school is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in chemical and life sciences, biophysics, physics and engineering who would like to expand their research skills into these areas. The workshop will consist of an initial period of 'basic training' on technique fundamentals followed by a four day advanced laboratory module on a selected topic.
Objective: To educate researchers and graduate students about the fundamentals of cell and molecular biomechanics, and to provide an intense learning experience, and to facilitate interactions among engineers, biologists and clinicians. The goals are to help train a new generation of researchers with in-depth knowledge of mechanics and biology and to help engineers and biologists apply biomechanical approaches in biomolecular, cellular, tissue-level, animal model studies.
Illinois Summer Neuroscience Institute
The Illinois Summer Neuroscience Institute (ISNI) offers the chance to explore the wide range of neuroscience research at the University of Illinois. ISNI is a one-week, all expense-paid program that will offer a select group of students a firsthand look at what a research career in neuroscience entails, as well as the opportunity to connect with faculty studying neuroscience from engineering, psychological, behavioral, and molecular perspectives. ISNI is organized and led by the UIUC Neuroscience Program.