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University of Virginia

  • The Department of Electric and Computer Engineering offers a bachelor’s, masters, and doctorate program in computer and electrical engineering
  • The Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and Processing in Memory, a member of the Joint University Microelectronics program, is conducting research into intelligent storage and memory systems
  • Numerous other laboratories which would be of interest to Project Spire, including: the Energy Science Nanotechnology and Imagination Lab, the Microfabrication Laboratories, and the Virginia Nano Computing Group

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Virginia Commonwealth University offers a bachelor’s, masters, and doctorate program in electrical and computer engineering
  • The Virginia Microelectronics Center focuses on the fabrication and development of micro- and nano devices and state-of-the art material creation. This laboratory, which has supported the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and U.S. Department of Defense, conducts research in nanoelectronics and nanophotonic devices, micro- and nano-electromechanical systems, drug discovery, microfluidics, flexible electronics, bio-electronics, and nano-bio interfaces

Virginia Tech

  • Virginia Tech offers a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering with available focuses in chip scale integration, micro/nano systems, and photonics. A minor is also available in microelectronics engineering. Virginia Tech also offers a M.S., M.E., and PhD program with the M.S. having a specialization in semiconductors and microelectronics
  • The VT MEMS Lab pursues research in MEMS, nanotechnology, and microfluidics
  • The Micro and Nano Fabrication Laboratory provides ample cleanroom space for the research and development of MEMS, nanotechnology, bio-sensing applications, photonic, and microelectronic devices

George Mason University

  • The Volgenau School of Engineering offers a B.S. and M.S., in electrical engineering with the M.S. allowing a specialization in microelectronics and nanoelectronics
  • The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department includes electronics as one of their key research areas with an emphasis on semiconductors, including classical semiconductor devices, nonelectronic devices, sensors, digital and analog circuits, and integrated circuits, as well as the necessary fabrication and manufacturing technologies

Norfolk State University

  • The College of Science, Engineering, and Technology offers a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Electronics Engineering with a microelectronic and photonics track available to students
  • The Center for Materials Research conducts pioneering research into materials science and engineering, including semiconductor materials and devices
  • Norfolk State University is the lead institution in the Southeastern Coalition for Engagement and Exchange in Nanotechnology Education (the SCENE)

Old Dominion University

  • The Batten College of Engineering & Technology offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering
  • One of the core research areas of The Batten College of Engineering & Technology is advanced manufacturing, including micro and nano-electronics
  • The Applied Research Center has an interdisciplinary team of researchers working in areas that would be of interest to semiconductor manufacturing, including nanotechnology and MEMS