Learn about our educational programs

The Center’s Education Program is rooted in NEWT’s vision to enable access to water of suitable quality almost anywhere in the world by developing next-generation, easy-to-deploy modular treatment systems enabled by nanotechnology.

NEWT offers programs for high school teachers and students, and for undergraduate and graduate students. From semester-long courses to summer research experiences, students can engage with a multidisciplinary group of scientists dedicated to the development of sustainable nanotechnology-enabled solutions to provide water access around the globe.


NEWT offers undergraduate students from our four partner institutions the opportunity to conduct research in our labs throughout the school year, and courses exploring water, sustainability, and the synthesis and application of advanced materials for water treatment

Community college students can participate in the NEWT Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), a 10-week paid summer internship specifically designed to give community college students hands-on research experience in NEWT labs.

As part of NEWT, graduate students and postdocs have the opportunity to significantly broaden their knowledge in the science behind nanotechnology-based water treatment, network with top researchers in the field, interact with NEWT’s industrial partners, and have access to multiple professional development opportunities.

Researchers at work

NEWT offers two programs for K-12 teachers, the NanoEnvironmental Engineering for Teachers (NEET) course, and a Research Experience for Teachers (RET). NEET is a course designed for AP environmental science teachers interested in introducing project-based engineering activities to the classroom. RET is a 6-week summer research internship in NEWT labs.

For their students, NEWT offers the NanoAcademy, a half-day workshop for students in grades 4-12 to participate in STEM lessons inspired by NEWT research and designed by teachers in the RET program.

Three teachers working on project together in NEWT internship.

Benefits of Joining NEWT

By joining NEWT, you can learn about the synthesis and application of advanced materials for water treatment, be part of multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research teams, receive advice from leaders in the field, interact with NEWT industry members, build your professional network, and explore career pathways, internships, and job opportunities.

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