The overarching goal of the NASCENT Center’s educational activities is to educate future research and technology leaders with technical depth, broad understanding of real market demands, skills for innovation, and the creativity needed to bring the benefits of nanomanufacturing in computing, electronics, energy, healthcare, and sensing. The Center will create a specialized education program for its students and implement innovative programs with middle and high school partners at each site to develop a pipeline of pre-college—and, in turn, university—students who are well prepared for careers in STEM fields, especially nanomanufacturing. Our hypothesis is that to succeed in this overall education goal, the Center must educate the students on the technical and innovation skills necessary for success, and provide them nurturing supervision and the environment in which to succeed.


Our Education Partners

  • Albuquerque Institute for Math and Science High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Institute for Math and Science Middle School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders High School, Austin, Texas
  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders Middle School, Austin, Texas
  • Decker Middle School, Austin, Texas
  • Manor New Tech High School, Manor, Texas
  • Miramonte High School, Orinda, California
  • South Valley Academic High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico