Women in Nanotechnology (WIN)

Women in Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago


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WIN programs support students with interest in nanoscale sciences and technologies.

WIN is a demonstration project of the Region V Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor in cooperation with the University of Illinois at Chicago, the College of DuPage, and Truman College to encourage women in these colleges to develop interest in careers involving nanoscale science and technology.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at UIC received a 2008 and 2009 Innovation Generation Grant from Motorola Foundation to expand WIN outreach to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers and students.


Assist the existing college/university programs to increase the number of women interested in studying nanotechnology through:

  • Nano-related courses, lab tours, seminar series, metnoring and a peer support program
  • Internships, educational and career opportunities in the 2nd or 3rd year of study

Community College Project Components

Nanotechnology Seminars and Field Trips
Students will participate in field trips to nanotechnology laboratories in research facilities throughout the Chicago region and meet lab technicians and researchers who are breaking new ground in nano research fields.

Internships in nano will be allocated on a competitive basis to WIN students.

WIN includes a website with information on careers in nanoscale science and technology. Group mentoring with women mentors working in nanotechnology/nanoscience is conducted via a listserv allowing WIN members to ask education and career-related questions to mentors.

For More Information about the WIN Community College Program and Nanotechnology, please see the following powerpoint presentation.

WIN Community College Program

Chicago Public School Project Components

To get on the WIN mailing list for k-12 teacher symposiums please send your e-mail address, school address, grade level, and subject(s) taught to nanotechnology@uic.edu.





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