8/2/2011 3:47:00 PM
UAlbany NanoCollege hosts over 100 teachers from the Utica City School District
More than 100 educators from the Utica City School District (UCSD) received a firsthand look at the growing number of educational and career opportunities in the emerging field of nanotechnology when they visited the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany on August 2 as part of the UCSD Educator Program.
The program, a partnership between CNSE and the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) in Utica-Rome, is designed to educate K-12 teachers from the UCSD about the importance of nanoscale science and engineering, including the growing opportunities in higher education and careers related to nanotechnology in New York State and beyond.
CNSE Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Richard Matyi gave a presentation about nanoscale science and engineering and its growing impact in driving next-generation careers. The program concluded with CNSE Vice President for Business Development and Economic Outreach Michael Fancher discussing nanotechnology’s role in driving the “21st century Industrial Revolution,” spurring an educational and economic renaissance in New York State, including the partnership between CNSE and SUNYIT.
For more information about CNSE’s pioneering academics, visit: http://cnse.albany.edu/PioneeringAcademics.aspx