Nanoscience Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers 2024 NanoSIMST

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*The 2024 NanoSIMST program will be held remotely*

The Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF) is now accepting applications from middle school teachers for its four day, 2024 Nanoscience Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers (NanoSIMST) in partnership with Stanford University and sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

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June 10-13
10 am - 3 pm

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Applications Due:
April 19, 2024

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Questions? Please contact:
Steve Wignall (

Workshop Goals

Equip middle school teachers with nanoscience content knowledge, lessons, and hands-on activities to bring back into their classrooms.


After fully participating in NanoSIMST, teachers can receive up to a $400 stipend after completion of SIMST and $300 for classroom implementation.

Program Requirements

  • US citizenship
  • Participants will need to attend all daily meetings, tours, and other activities during the entire program
  • Follow-up activities: curriculum implementation during the academic year


  • Learn about quantum, nanoscience and engineering through lectures, hands-on activities, tours, and guest speakers
  • Develop lesson plans to bring back to classrooms
  • Session on the social and ethical implications of quantum/nanotechnology
  • Opportunity to work with scopes in the Materials Characterization Facility
  • Participate in a remote session through a nationwide network of nano equipment (RAIN)
  • Career panel featuring reps from different local companies