JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    

Emerging Technologies

Student Leaders
Conference

Connecting student leaders to technology acceleration opportunities.

Call for Student Leaders

Submissions closed

TechConnect, in partnership with the NextTech Student Network and affiliated student groups from across the country, is proud to announce the 2024 Nano and Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference co-located with the 2024 TechConnect World Innovation Conference and 2024 Nanotech Conference & Expo. The event will be held on June 17–19, 2024 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

The Student Leaders Conference brings together undergraduate nano and emerging technologies student group representatives from across the United States. This program is seeking out active student group leaders in order to highlight undergraduate research and connect students with entrepreneurs, industry leaders, venture capitalists, and representatives of federal agencies funding research in emerging technologies. Additionally, the Student Leaders Conference is an opportunity for students to share best practices and network with like-minded group leaders.

This year, the Student Leaders Conference is coordinating with the CHIPS Act Workforce Development Programming at TechConnect to raise awareness about the different career paths associated with the semiconductor industry. Students will be surprised to learn that not all “CHIPS” jobs are for electrical engineers! In addition to talks on what the semiconductor industry is all about, students will have the opportunity to explore career opportunities/training/internship at the expo floor, and showcase their research during the poster session.

The Student Leaders Conference will also host a career panel discussion with industry, government, and academics to explore the different career paths beyond the semiconductor industry possible with a STEM degree, a poster session, and a reception.

In its role to support the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is helping to establish the NextTech Student Network. Student leaders from the network have designed the conference in order to ensure the programming meets the needs of these groups. Participation is welcome from student leaders in any science, technology, and business domain.

2024 Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference Program

  • Monday June 17, 2024
    • Student Leaders Conference and CHIPS Workforce Development symposium (students only) welcome
      • 10 am (after the keynote speaker)
    • Career panel
  • Tuesday June 18, 2024
    • CHIPS symposium
    • Poster session
  • Wednesday June 19, 2024
    • Recap of the conference and next steps

Nano and Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference

2023 Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference Program

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Sessions

4:00Student Leaders Conference - Welcome

Tuesday June 20

1:00Student Leaders Conference - Career Pathways Panel
2:30Student Leaders Conference - FAIR data session
4:00Student Leaders Conference - Posters

Wednesday June 21

10:00Student Leaders Conference - Coffee with Mike Kiley: Informal Entrepreneurship Q&A

Program

Monday June 19

4:00Student Leaders Conference - WelcomeChesapeake 10
Internal Welcome Remarks
B. Brough, Q. Spadola, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US

Tuesday June 20

1:00Student Leaders Conference - Career Pathways PanelChesapeake 10
Session chair: L. Raskin
Panelist
M. Dowell, NIST Boulder Laboratory, US
Panelist
L. Fridersdorf, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, US
Panelist
B.J. Lanier, Isosceles Pharmaceuticals, US
2:30Student Leaders Conference - FAIR data sessionChesapeake 10
Discussion Leader
K. Addepalli, National Cancer Institute, US
4:00Student Leaders Conference - PostersExpo Hall AB
Inquiry-Based Structural Assessment of Two-Component Metal Nanostructures Electrodeposited in Patterned Polymer Templates
A. Guttenbeil, A. Kiesel, A. Mahir, C. Hutto, K. Bussard, K. McDonald, W. Sanders, R. Valcarce, P. Illes, M. Alvarez, L. Giddings, R. Holcomb, R. Kochambilli, and G. Johnson, Salt Lake Community College, US
Chemical and nanomechanical investigation of cellular apoptosis of NIH3T3 cells.
J. Chang, S. Rajaraman, L. Tetard, University of Central Florida, US
Ratiometric pH sensing at the nanoscale for biochemical applications
B. Demosthene, J. Pereira, E. Davidson, S. Santra, L Tetard, University of Central Florida, US
Investigating Biodegradation of Sustainable Bio-Packaging Materials for Electronic Devices under Different Operational Conditions
H. Lyu, J. Zhang, E. Schell, G. Iyer, and M.G. Allen, University of Pennsylvania, US
Broadband Plasmonic SEIRA Structures for Signal Enhancement in nanoIR Spectroscopy
G. Rutins, L. Tetard, University of Central Florida, US
Exploring the Utility of Different Lipid Nanoparticle Synthesis Methods for Gene Delivery in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology: A Comprehensive Review of Recent Research
B.A. Suleiman, Y.A. Suleiman, University of South Florida, US
Creating a Women-Based Community to Engage Middle School Girls in Nanotechnology
T. Murakami, Virginia Tech, US

Wednesday June 21

10:00Student Leaders Conference - Coffee with Mike Kiley: Informal Entrepreneurship Q&AGaylord Lobby
Panelist
TBA, Lockheed Martin, US
Panelist
M. Kiley, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
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All accepted applicants will be provided:

  • Registration Waiver to the 3-day TechConnect World Innovation Conference
  • Participation in the Student Leaders Program during the Conference
  • Recognition as a Emerging Technology Student Leader Awardee
Student Highlights:
 
Supporting Organizations:
  • NextTech Student Network
  • National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
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