Throughout the two-week Summer Institute, participants will have the opportunity to interact with engineers and scientists and participate in hands-on laboratory modules in basic engineering/physical science experimental methods.

Click here to view the current program as a PDF file. (last updated 8/5/15)



The Summer Institute is sponsored by NSF IGERT, NIH M-CNTC, NSF EBICS, CNST, NSF nanoBIO node.

Cancer Nanotechnology and Cell Mechanics


The overall objective is to enhance the ability to address challenges in Cancer Nanotechnology and Mechanobiology. The 2015 Summer Institute offers expertise from interdisciplinary faculty in biology, engineering, materials science, and nanotechnology through a combination of lectures and hands-on lab experiences.

Specific objectives include:

  • Train next-generation researchers in nanotechnology, applied to both engineering and biology through lectures and hands-on experiences
  • Foster multi-lateral and multi-disciplinary collaboration and interaction