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Girls Inc. Eureka!®
The Girls Inc. Eureka!® program at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Albany NanoTech Complex, the first in the nation with a focus on nanotechnology, is part of the critical effort to encourage young women to pursue a growing number of educational and career opportunities in the field of nanotechnology. Nearly 100 girls participated in the fourth year of the SUNY Poly-Girls Inc. Eureka!® program. The program provides the young women – at no cost – a path to exciting careers and post-secondary education in nanoscience, nanoengineering and nanobioscience.
from the concluding program.
Designed to engage underserved populations within the cities of Albany
and Schenectady, the program participants spend the first two years of the program
taking part in an intensive four-week summer camp at SUNY Poly's Albany
NanoTech Complex. The curriculum includes a variety of hands-on
activities that explore advanced nanoscience concepts and applications,
including forensic DNA fingerprinting, wafer patterning, microfluidics
and microcontact printing, cell encapsulation and therapy, and clean
energy through investigations of fuel cells and photovoltaics.
For additional information or questions, please call (518) 374-9800 or email Eureka@gcr.girls-inc.org with the subject “Eureka! Question.”