The mission of NACK is to enable Nanotechnology
2-year Community and
4-year Universities and Colleges in Partnership with Community and Technical Colleges
- Develop a workforce for existing and emerging micro- and nanotechnology-based US industries
- Bring the high-paying jobs of micro- and nanotechnology to Americans
- Encourage the use of nanotechnology by industry
- Create a nanotechnology-knowledgeable citizenry
- Provide leadership in national coordination/resource sharing for micro- and nanofabrication workforce programs
- Partnerships in nanotechnology education
are built among Research Universities, 2-year Community and Technical Colleges, and 4-year Colleges/Universities through resource sharing (course, programs, laboratory, facilities, staff) and through
2 + 2 programs for students.
- Students are educated for careers in a spectrum of industries by providing them with
a nanotechnology knowledge base which can be used in many types of applications and companies.
- Broad nanotechnology education (21st century material science
and engineering) is delivered to students which these students/
employees can then build upon throughout their professional careers.
- 2-year Community and Technical Colleges in every region of the U.S. have the means to access this broad nanotechnology education in synthesis, fabrication, characterization,