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Learn more about the Nanoscience program's recent visits to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Johns Hopkins Institute for Nanobiotechnology!


Systems Biology graduate, Camille Schrier, serves as an example of how opportunities continue to bloom with growing student research within the Academy of Integrated Science

The Academy of Integrated Science Nanocamp features exciting activities, presentations, and laboratory exercises led by prominent faculty in the field and their students. 


Nanoscience is the study of materials, phenomena, properties, and applications at the smallest length scale at which we can control matter. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, just slightly larger than individual atoms. Nanoscience and nantotechnology have rapidly growing applications in a wide range of technology areas including electronics, information technology, medicine, renewable energy, aerospace, and advanced materials.

The federal government created the National Nanotechnology Initiative ( in 2000, which has invested more than $25 billion in research and development. The National Science Foundation predicts that by the year 2020, $1 trillion of products in the U.S. will contain nanotechnology. The Bachelor’s degree program in Nanoscience at Virginia Tech is one of only two such programs in the U.S.

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