The Nanotechnology Network REU program (N-REU) is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. This summer a total of approximately 60 students are hosted for a 10 week program, spread across the 11 leading nanotechnology university laboratories. Each student will work on an independent research project within their area of interest, using the advanced resources of our laboratories. Because of the breadth of expertise across these sites, we are able to offer exciting nanotechnology research projects across the spectrum of nanotechnology fields: Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, and Biomedical Engineering. Students take advantage of the streamlined training process that the facilities employ for all its users to become proficient in advanced laboratory practices quickly. Projects are scaled to be challenging yet achievable within the 10 week time frame.