10/9/2012 9:19:00 AM
Times Union: NanoCollege preps for Nanovember event
ALBANY — Nanovember, the monthlong educational celebration held by the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, is reaching its fifth anniversary.
And this year, the list of events will be more diverse — and technically savvy — than ever before, with attendance expected to surpass 50,000 people.
"We expect this year to be record-breaking," NanoCollege spokesman Steve Janack said.
As always, the most popular event will likely be the NanoCollege's Community Day in which the school's doors at Albany NanoTech are opened to the public with tours and other activities.
This year's Community Day is happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3.
On Nov. 10, the NanoCollege will host its Nano Discovery Program with Trinity Alliance. The event, which is designed to expose inner-city kids to nanotechnology and semiconductor manufacturing, is an offshoot of the NanoCollege's recent agreement to partner with the Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, a social services organization in Albany that focuses on education and job training for urban students.
From noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 17, the school will host a talk on "The Smart Phone Revolution" by Vincent LaBella, an associate professor of nanoscience at the school. A speed-texting competition will also be held — the first ever such contest in the Capital Region, according to school officials.