3/15/2013 4:27:57 PM
More than 300 middle- and high-school students from across New York visit SUNY NanoCollege for NanoCareer Day
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In supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s innovation-driven strategy to expand opportunities for the next generation of scientists, the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) held its popular NanoCareer Day program for more than 300 students on Friday, March 15.
Middle- and high-school students from seven counties across the state gained insight into the exciting science behind global advancements in technology, while they also learned about the growing number of nanotechnology-focused careers, in private industry and at CNSE, the most advanced university-driven research enterprise in the world.
Students attending NanoCareer Day took part in hands-on, nanotechnology-based presentations by CNSE faculty members, including an investigation of polymer chains and the chance to extract DNA from fruit. They also toured CNSE’s world-class Albany NanoTech Complex and had the opportunity to gown up in a cleanroom “bunny” suit.
Participating schools and their counties included: Knickerbacker Middle School, Lansingburgh Central School District (Rensselaer); W. K. Doyle Middle School, Troy City School District (Rensselaer); Owen D. Young Central School (Herkimer); Onondaga Hill Middle School and Westhill High School, Westhill Central School District (Onondaga); Colonie Central High School, South Colonie Central School District (Albany); Syosset High School, Syosset Central School District (Nassau); Iroquois Middle School, Niskayuna Central School District (Schenectady); James A. Green High School, Dolgeville Central School District (Herkimer); Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School, Diocese of Syracuse (Oneida); and Maimonides Day School (Albany).