In Nano@Work students will study specific nanoscale science and technology (NS&T) applications and the associated jobs in local businesses. Businesses provide a mentor and job shadowing opportunities so students can learn what a day is like for someone in manufacturing or research; the sorts of tasks required in the work environment; and the required skills, knowledge, and dispositions.
Guiding questions for Nano@Work include:
- What is the nature of the business and the different jobs within this business?
- What products, processes, or services do they produce? How do they fulfill a need?
- What is the underlying science and associated nanoscale science and technology (NS&T) instruments?
- What workforce skills are needed for the different jobs? Career pathways?