5/13/2011 8:46:00 AM
Times Union: Federal nano center sought
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ALBANY -- U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson is pushing for a new federally funded nanotechnology center for the Defense Department -- potentially worth tens of millions of dollars if not more -- that could end up one day being located at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
The freshman Republican from Kinderhook, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, included an amendment in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act asking the Defense Department to study the creation of a federally funded research and development center for nanotechnology. The bill still needs approval from the entire House, as well as the Senate.