Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Nanotechnology Experience for Students and Teachers (NEST) - for Teachers

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NEST) is a two week summer program that provides a unique opportunity for high-school teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI.

About the Program

  • The program is for US citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Teacher can receive up to 4,000 via stipend, tuition, supplies, and travel.
    • The program pays a stipend of $2,000.
    • Travel reimbursements of up to $1,000 will be covered to attend and present at a national conference.
    • Up to $1,000 to purchase materials/supplies to assist teachers in transferring the research experience to their classrooms.
    • Recruit your students to participate in NEST student program
    • Participants are required to attend entire two weeks, field trips, and follow-up academic year course module development workshops.

NEST is an immersive program for high school STEM teachers that provides:

  • Research experience and knowledge of careers in nanotechnology.
  • Hands-on laboratory experiences in inquiry-based science.
  • Participant-designed teaching modules.
  • Connection to a professional network of other teachers, professors, and scientists.
  • Professional development credits.

Program Dates

  • July 8 - July 19, 2019

Apply Now:

To apply please complete the online Application Form (click here) and upload (1) Résumé and (2) A letter of recommendation from one of your references. We will start reviewing the applications from March 15th.


Program Flyer

For PDF of the Program Flyer (click here)

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Mangilal Agarwal
Phone: (317) 274-2877