Education Programs

The IUVSTA Education Committee sponsors a variety of educational programs designed to serve science and engineering students, professionals, and researchers.

Visual aids covering subjects of interest to the IUVSTA are available to assist professors, teachers, and short course instructors. See Educational Materials for a list of available topics, prices, and addresses for placing orders. The Education Committee also organizes full-day short courses associated with scientific meetings sponsored by IUVSTA. Example courses include scanning probe microscopy, thin film nucleation and growth, substrate surface preparation, hard coatings, vacuum technology, and surface analysis techniques.

Three-week workshops on topics such as thin films, electronic materials, and applied surface science are offered approximately every two years in collaboration with the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. These workshops are designed to assist scientists, engineers, and teachers in developing countries remain abreast of recent developments.