The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a historically Black educational institution, has announced that it will offer a nanoscience concentration for its bachelor’s degree program in chemistry and physics. Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field that involves physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Students will be trained on theoretical, computational, and experimental analysis of science at the nanoscale level. The new offering will be available for students in the fall of 2020.
The option will encompass core science courses in physics, chemistry, and math, with different focuses on nanoscience and technology such as nanomaterials, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, and nanochemistry, according to a news release.
“This new option is the best preparation for students who wish to pursue a career in nanotechnology and state-of-the-art technologies by providing them with a foundation in multidisciplinary areas of nanoscale science and engineering, and even careers in health,” said Aboozar Mosleh, a member of the nanoscience physics faculty.