The American Nano Society is committed to the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in nanotechnology and is working on programs to increase recruitment and retention of African American, Hispanic American and Native American nanotechnologists.
The ANS Committee on Minorities (COM) works to increase the number of historically under-represented minorities, notably African-Americans, Hispanic, and Native Americans, who earn degrees and pursue successful careers in nanotechnology in the United States. COM conducts site visits and offers a minority scholarship for undergraduate physics majors.
We invite individuals to apply whose career goals are consistent with one or more of the following goals:
- To increase ethnic/racial diversity among nanotechnology researchers,
- To increase the number of nanotechnology researchers with disabilities,
- To increase the number of nanoscientists from disadvantaged backgrounds, and
- To increase numbers of nanotechnology researchers whose work is related to the federal initiative to eliminate health disparities.