Nanotechnology is a field of applied science and technology that focuses on matter at the atomic and molecular scale. Nanotechnology draws from fields such as physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, medicine, pharmacology, neuropsychology, health science, and engineering. At Lock Haven University (LHU), nanotechnology can be incorporated into ANY SCIENCE MAJOR (STEM) and therefore is accessible to all science students. The Nanotechnology program is housed in the new science center with its own state of the art facility that includes research grade instrumentation and a teaching cleanroom facility. Hands on research by undergraduates is a trademark of this program that has placed 14 junior students during the last three summers in fully funded research opportunities in national labs and research universities across the nation while placing 50% of its students in graduate schools in MS, MD, and PhD programs. This unique innovative program at LHU is partly supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Recent Lock Haven University Nanotechnology/STEM graduates are either attending or have graduated from graduate schools at major universities such as Bucknell University, Case Western Reserve University, Commonwealth Medical College, City University of New York, Drexel University, Georgia Tech University, Penn State University, Ross University Medical School, SUNY Upstate Medical School, University of Maryland, University of Southern California, and University of Wyoming and are financially supported by assistantships (except for MD program). Others are working for major companies such as Dow Corning Co., Intel, Tyco Electronics, GlobalFoundries, CyOptics, Advanced Cooling Technologies Inc., Advanced Powder Products Inc., Pfister Energy Corporation, Celgene/Lifebank, and in many start-up high tech industries.