5/25/2011 4:53:00 PM
UAlbany NanoCollege hosts more than 300 students for NanoCareer Day
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany provided more than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students from upstate New York with an inside look at the exciting world of nanotechnology when it held its popular NanoCareer Day at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex on May 25.
NanoCareer Day is designed to help prepare students for a growing number of nanotechnology-related careers in the Capital Region and New York State, while alsoaddressing the critical national need to stimulate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
NanoCareer Day included presentations by CNSE faculty on the emerging science of nanotechnology and the career opportunities it offers; hands-on demonstrations explaining the applications of nanotechnology research and development; and tours of CNSE’s world-class Albany NanoTech Complex, a $7 billion megaplex that is the most advanced in the academic world.
Schools participating in NanoCareer Day, and their counties, included: Questar III New Visions Program (Rensselaer); Amsterdam High School, Greater Amsterdam School District (Montgomery); Doyle Middle School, Troy City School District (Rensselaer); Queensbury High School, Queensbury Union Free School District (Warren); Tech Center, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (Westchester); Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, Lafayette School District (Onondaga); Argyle Central School (Washington); Franklin Academy High School, Malone Central School District (Franklin); Berlin Middle School, Berlin Central School District (Rensselaer); Cairo-Durham High School, Cairo-Durham Central School District (Greene); and Farnsworth Middle School, Guilderland Central School District (Albany).
For more information about CNSE's educational outreach programs, visit: http://www.cnse.albany.edu/Outreach/CNSEOutreachReport.aspx