About

    [ The Vision ]

    NExT is devoted to raising awareness of current research and potential applications of nano and emerging technologies, building an interdisciplinary community of students interested in technologies of the future, facilitating interaction  with faculty and industry, and promoting science and engineering innovation.


    [ Committees of NExT ]

    Current Executive Board
    President:Selase Torkornoo
    Vice-President: Irina Klissourova
    Secretary: Tom McNamara
    Treasurer: Dan Jimenez

     

    Committee Chairs
    Outreach Chair:
    Publicity Chair:

    Business Relations Chair:
    Alumni Relations Chair:
    Fundraising Committee Chair: 
    Webmaster:

    Faculty Advisor
    Prof. Lisa Friedersdorf



    Planning Committees
    Alumni Relations Committee - Reaches out to NExT alumni for support in all forms (internship opportunities, applying for graduate school, financial, etc.)  

    Business Relations Committee - Establishes communication between students and businesses to foster partnerships and maintain a steady flow of knowledge .

    Fundraising Committee - Plans and organizes fundraising events and sponsorships.

    Publicity Committee -  Designs flyers and drafts emails to advertise NExT''s events.

    Outreach Committee - Engages with the community (local schools, other collegiate clubs) to collaborate on both NExT directed and NExT affiliated events.

    Website Committee - In charge of creating, maintaining, updating, and expanding the NExT website.




    [ History ]

        NExT was formed in the Spring of 2009 by UVa undergraduate Matthew Smith (SIE 2009 & nanoSTAR Student Associate) to provide a forum for students from a wide variety of backgrounds to learn more about research and development at the cutting edge.  Although nanotechnology was a particular interest, the organization from inception was designed to look to the future- at emerging technologies.   Over the following year, the club established a regular seminar series, hosted industry speakers, and co-sponsored (with the nanoSTAR Institute) a student/faculty mixer to connect interested students with summer research opportunities.  Typically, forty to fifty students from a wide variety of majors attended the monthly seminars and approximately fifteen students participated in regular planning and business meetings.  To expand the impact of NExT, in July 2010 advisor Lisa Friedersdorf launched NextTech, a non-profit to form similar chapters at universities and junior chapters at high schools across the country and network them together.



    [ Past Executive Boards ]

    Spring 2009 - Founding Officers

      President: Matthew C. Smith
      Vice President: Natalie Dawley
      Treasurer: Ryan Shaw
      Secretary: Jiyati Verma
      CIO Liaison: Borna Kazerooni


    Fall 2009

      President: Natalie Dawley
      Vice President: Jiyati Verma
      Treasurer: Justin Starr
      Secretary: Martin Qian
      CIO Liaison: Borna Kazerooni


    Spring 2010

     President: Natalie Dawley
     Vice President: Jiyati Verma
     Treasurer: Maria Campa



    Fall 2010

    President: Bill Patterson
    Vice-President: Maria Campa
    Secretary
    : Peter Miller
    Treasurer: Colin Shea


    Spring 2011
     
    President: Bill Patterson
    Vice-President: Maria Campa
    Secretary
    : Peter Miller
    Treasurer: Colin Shea



    Fall 2011

    President: Maria Campa
    Vice-President: Ryan Donahue
    Secretary
    : Peter Miller
    Treasurer
    : Ankit Javia 


    Spring 2011

    President: Maria Campa
    Vice-President: Ryan Donahue
    Secretary
    : Peter Miller
    Treasurer
    : Ankit Javia 


    Fall 2012

    President: Dustin Crouse
    Vice-President: Jonathon Guillard
    Secretary
    : Thomas McNamara
    Treasurer
    : Dan Jimenez



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    Sep 23, 2012, 1:08 PM
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