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MAYMESTER: ADVANCED NANOTECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION FOR BEGINNERS IN JAPAN

 

This course is a study abroad Maymester course in Japan. Students spend four weeks in Tokyo, with visits to Kyoto and Hiroshima. The course introduces students to core concepts in nanotechnology fused with principles of innovation, business creation, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and the global economic and collaborative environment in Japan. Students are challenged to contemplate economic, environmental and societal implications of new, rapidly developing nanotechnologies, especially considering recent enabling technical developments in information technology, environmental sensing, energy sustainability and medicine and exploring fundamental issues related to intellectual property, the innovative process, international competition and cooperation, and the roles of governmental policy and societal perception of nanotechnology. Students will participate in academic and industry visits, and complete coursework and presentations in groups.

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Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Course(s)

  • CHE 379 - Advanced Nanotechnology & Innovation for Beginners

Academic Information

Carries a Global Cultures (GC) Flag. The course is an approved Technical Elective for ChE, BME, ME, ASE. Tech elective (Nano tech core) or AE or free elective for ESE. M/S/E elective for CE; elective for ARE. Outside tech elective PEN, GEH. Other majors encouraged to apply, but should consult advisor for degree plan applicability.

Faculty

Dr. Brian Korgel has created two successful nanotechnology companies based on his research. He is the Director of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Next Generation Photovoltaics. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (among the highest professional distinctions that can be given to an engineer) in 2018.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

The program cost includes housing in multi-occupancy/shared hostel, dorms or hotels.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2019 program fee $5550. Program fee includes housing, excursions, activities, site visits, local student and emergency support services. Excludes airfare, most meals, passport, personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 30, 2019 to June 29, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: January 20, 2019

Application Code

355085

Additional Resources

Syllabus
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Next Step

Still accepting applications. Rolling admissions. Questions? Contact Program Coordinator: Ellen Aoki, eaoki@utexas.edu. Walk-in hours: Tuesdays from 3-5, and Fridays from 12-2, or by appointment.

Program information above is subject to change