6/1/2012 9:19:32 AM
The Business Review: Albany Nanotech, SEFCU program reaches out to urban girls
The Business Review
An $800,000 program designed to introduce inner-city Albany, New York, girls to careers in science and technology kicked off today at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany.
The summer camp-style program, funded by Albany-based credit union SEFCU and the Nanocollege, is the nation’s first Girls Inc. “Eureka” program to focus on nanotechnology. Its goal is to “engage underserved populations” in the city of Albany.
SEFCU has committed $340,000 to the program and CNSE will fund the rest, $460,000.
The five-year program begins July 23. The first summer session ends Aug. 17.