Assessment of Fifteen Nanotechnology Science and Engineering Centers’ (NSECs) Outcomes and Impacts: Their contribution to NNI Objectives and Goals
Youtie, Jan L.
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US Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSECs) were created to foster world-class science, commercialization, education, and responsible governance. Our evaluation of the NSEC program suggests that the NSECs have demonstrated strategic flexibility in evolving as the field has evolved, addressing multiple goals, influencing their host universities, and reorienting resources around key early career investigators.