12/5/2012 9:51:29 AM
UAlbany NanoCollege hosts more than 300 middle- and high-school students for NanoCareer Day
Albany, NY - Amid the rapid growth of nanotechnology-related career opportunities in the Capital Region and across New York State, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany held its popular NanoCareer Day program for students on Wednesday, December 5.
During their visit to the NanoCollege, more than 300 middle- and high-school students from across New York learned about the critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills that will enable them to take advantage of the growing number of nanotechnology-centered careers, many of which are based at CNSE, the most advanced university-driven research enterprise in the world.
NanoCareer Day included unique presentations by CNSE faculty members on the exciting science of nanotechnology; hands-on activities showcasing the role of nanoscale research and development, including an investigation of polymer chains, the opportunity to extract DNA, and the chance to learn about health at the nano level; and tours of CNSE’s unrivalled Albany NanoTech Complex, which has generated more than $14 billion in high-tech investments.
Participating schools and their counties included: Tech Valley High School (Rensselaer); Albany High School, City School District of Albany (Albany); Bethlehem Central, Middle and High Schools, Bethlehem Central School District (Albany); Ilion Jr. Sr. High School, Ilion Central School District (Herkimer); Broadalbin-Perth Middle School, Broadalbin-Perth Central School District (Fulton); Poland Middle/High School, Poland Central School District (Herkimer); Ballston Scholars Program, Ballston Spa Central School District (Saratoga); Sharon Springs Central School, Sharon Springs Central School District (Schoharie); Schoharie High School, Schoharie Central School District (Schoharie); and Watervliet Junior Senior High School, Watervliet City School District (Albany County).
For more information about NanoCareer Day, visit: http://www.cnse.albany.edu/NanoforKids/NanoCareerDay.aspx
About CNSE. The UAlbany
CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education,
research, development and deployment in the emerging disciplines of
nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience and nanoeconomics. With
more than $14 billion in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the
world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering
students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300
corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for
leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and
nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York,
including its Albany NanoTech Complex, an 800,000-square-foot megaplex
with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot
prototyping and demonstration line within 85,000 square feet of Class 1
capable cleanrooms. More than 2,700 scientists, researchers, engineers,
students and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel,
GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba, Applied Materials,
Tokyo Electron, ASML and Lam Research. An expansion now underway, part
of which will house the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium, will add
nearly 500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, an
additional 50,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms, and more
than 1,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global
corporations. In addition, CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in
Halfmoon provides a prototyping and demonstration line for
next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells, supporting its leadership of
the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC). CNSE’s Smart
System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in
Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and
packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer
Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT in Utica and is a co-founder of
the Nanotechnology Innovation and Commercialization Excelerator in
Syracuse. For information, visit www.cnse.albany.edu.
Steve Janack, CNSE Vice President for Marketing and Communications
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