Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NExT) NextTech- Chapter at the University of Virginia

Archie Holmes Speaks to NExT
    Dr. Archie Holmes, Vice Provost for Educational Innovation and Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia, spoke to members of NExT about his work in infrared optoelectronics on Monday, February 9th, 2015. Below are some pictures of the talk:

NExT Hosts SpaceX 
On Friday, September  5th, 2014, NExt hosted Stephanie Bednarek, from SpaceX, in Olsson 120. Stephanie gave a very interesting talk on SpaceX's goals, technology, accomplishments, and roadblocks. Below are pictures of the event:

         NExT Interest Meeting: Monday, September 1st, 2014
7:00 PM, Olsson 120
Come to our interest meeting for new and returning members! It'll be at 7:00 PM in Olsson 120 on Monday, September 1st (if the title didn't give that away). We'll be giving more details on what the club is and what we do, detailing some of our plans for the year, and giving members the opportunity to suggest projects/events for the club. You don't want to miss this! See you there!

Congratulations To Our Newly Elected Officers:
President - Flint Song
Vice President - Arthur Pommersheim
Secretary - Sam Meredith
Treasurer - Jill Ferguson
Outreach Coordinator - Matt Barone
Webmaster - Wil Thomason
Project and Competition Coordinator - Drew Biedermann

Upcoming Opportunities

US Science and Engineering Festival
April 26-27

Recent Events

Graduate Student Panel - Thanks to Participants
We would like to thank everyone who came out to our graduate student panel! Particular thanks go out to grad students Ryan Donahue, Trevor Kemp, and Jim Boley, who graciously volunteered their time to answer our questions.

Micron Event / Internship Q&A with IEEE (Free Pizza)
Wednesday, Feb 27, 5pm, Olsson 120

Volunteering for the National Nanotechnology Initiative,
Engineering Family Day
Saturday, Feb 16, 8am - 3pm, Washington DC

Focused Ion Beam etch of UVa logo on pinhead.
Thanks to BAE Systems.

           Who Are We?                            

NExT is a student-run cross grounds club that works to engage student members in a variety of technology-based activities including:

Seminar Series

A monthly commitment to bring faculty, research, or industry experts to our members. The seminar series enables students to learn firsthand about the current applications of novel technologies.


In collaboration with nanoSTAR, NExT helps connect members with faculty who have research opportunities in their labs.

Other Activities 

NExT organizes a variety of other activities to facilitate interactions with the research and industrial communities including facility tours and other networking events.

K-12 Outreach

NExT engages local high school and middle school students through participation in events such as the National NanoDays Celebration.


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Below are the current officers for the 2014-2015 school year:

President: Flint Song
Vice President: Arthur Pommersheim
Secretary: Sam Meredith
Treasurer: Jill Ferguson
Outreach Coordinator: Matt Barone
Webmaster: Wil Thomason
Project and Competition Coordinator: Drew Biedermann

Recent Pictures:

Semiconductor Company Micron Info Session

See Past Events 2009-2011 Page and Past Events 2011-2012 for more!

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions