Engineering Research Center
for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Science and Technology


“Educating a talented and diverse workforce for the nanotechnology”

Researchers, students, educators and industry partners at The Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology Center are rapidly developing the tools essential to the emergence of the nanotechnology economy. These same participants are equally dedicated to educating a diverse workforce of scientists and engineers to lead this exciting field into the future.

The Center’s strategic plan for education encompasses four goals designed to influence education at all levels:

  1. Transform graduate education through highly interdisciplinary curricula and courses, while providing opportunities for team projects that go beyond single research groups.
  2. Attract talented undergraduates to graduate school by offering summer research projects, research collaborations with their home institutions, and opportunities for year-round research at the Center.
  3. Reach out to K-12 educators and their students through sustained, multi-year teacher and student workshops emphasizing hands-on learning.
  4. Assist industry in creating a workforce proficient in EUV technology

An important part of the Center’s education mission is to increase enrollment in science and engineering programs for populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines. The Center seeks to raise their participation rates above national engineering-wide averages at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels. We are achieving this goal in part by recruiting talented undergraduates from underrepresented groups. The Center is also creating a research environment that draws underrepresented graduate students and faculty. These serve as role models for younger students.


The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center programs have over a quarter century of success in Education and Outreach. The following video provides information about the programs.

The foundation for the EUV ERC was provided by the Engineering Research Centers Program of the National Science Foundation under NSF Award Number EEC-0310717. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not reflect those of the National Science Foundation.
Last updated: 01/03/20