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NanoCareer Day

CNSE Gives Students a View of Growing Career Opportunities in Nanotechnology

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The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) hosted 300 middle and high school students on October 16, as part of its exciting NanoCareer Day program. During the quarterly event, NanoCollege faculty members utilized hands-on experiments to showcase the exciting science behind New York’s rapidly expanding innovation economy.


Video: More than 300
students  from across
New York visit SUNY CNSE
for NanoCareer Day

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 also addressing 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 SUNY Poly’s world-class Albany NanoTech Complex, a $20 billion megaplex that is the most advanced in the academic world.


CNSE Equipment Evaluation and Support Specialist, Steve Stewart, leads students through a
gowning and cleanroom activity in CESTM


Participating schools, including their counties, were: Knickerbacker Middle School, Lansingburgh Central School District (Rensselaer); Broadalbin-Perth Middle School, Broadalbin-Perth Central School District (Fulton); Schenectady High School (Smart Scholars Program), Schenectady City School District (Schenectady); Otsego Area Occupational Center, Otsego Northern Catskill BOCES, (Otsego); Lake George High School, Lake George Central School District (Warren); Queensbury Middle School, Queensbury Union Free School District (Warren); Troy Middle School, Troy City School District (Rensselaer); Southern Adirondack Education Center, Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES (Washington); Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School, Diocese of Syracuse (Oneida); and SUNY Cobleskill Liberty Partnerships Program (Schoharie)..