Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering Option Program Network
The NME program integrates Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering into existing science and engineering undergraduate curricula with an early introduction to nanoscale principles in molecular engineering, hands-on experience, and a strong interdisciplinary network. Participating departments include Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.
The Option Programs will provide students with:
- an undergraduate degree option program in NME that will appear on the transcript upon completion
- a credit-friendly option that may satisfy department elective requirements simultaneously
- hands-on experience via labs, capstone design, and/or undergraduate research
- interdisciplinary courses through the UW NME Network, consisting of fundamental introductory courses, seminars, and specialty lectures
- a program that integrates class room training with hands-on research experiences
- an appreciation for the practical translation of technology and societal aspects
NME Core Course Administration
Currently the following NME core courses are administrated by ChemE: NME 220/221/321 and 421. ChemE’s responsibilities are room/scheduling of these courses through the UW Office of Registrar, and to provide the instructor for NME 220. It is the responsibility of NME-CC to run the seminar series (NME 221/321/421)
NME Curriculum Committee
The NME Option Network is managed by the NME Curriculum Committee (NME-CC), with members from all participating departments. Committee meetings are called by the NME administrative department (Chemical Engineering). NME-CC responsibilities entail revisions of existing NME departmental curricula, approval of new departmental curricula, and modifications to the NME core program administered by the Department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE). Furthermore, NME-CC has to elect (yearly) from its members a coordinator for the seminar series (NME 221/321/421).