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IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA)

The IUPUI Nanotechnology Discovery Academy (INDA) provides summer programs for high-school students and teachers that offer participants with a unique opportunity to explore the emerging field of nanotechnology.

Through lecture-based theory, hands-on learning, and teaching module development in renewable energy, nanomedicine, and bionanotechnology, INDA instills students with the desire and capacity to excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and careers.

The “science of the small” has long been a staple of popular culture—since before the home-lab misadventures of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids to the fictionalized nanoscience of Terminator 2 to whatever will be the next Hollywood blockbuster. Nanotechnology involves the control of matter in the nanometer-scale dimensions, with a broad range of applications such as energy, medicine, information technology, space and aeronautics, and consumer goods.

The interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology is the embodiment of each letter of the “STEM” acronym. Having a workforce trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields is key to our nation’s future capacity for global competition and collaboration.

INDA is a collaborative partnership between the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI), the STEM Educatiom Innovation & Research Institute (SERI), the Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP) and the Special Programs for Academic Nurturing (SPAN).

Summer Events:

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