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NanoCareer Day

CNSE Gives Students a View of Growing Career Opportunities in Nanotechnology

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Three hundred middle and high school students visited SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) on Thursday, April 30, to take part in the popular “NanoCareer Day” program. At the quarterly event, students learned about the innovative science behind New York’s burgeoning high-tech economy through hands-on experiments and engaging presentations.


Video: More than 300
students  from across
New York visit SUNY Poly 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 SUNY Poly 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 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 and their counties included: The Albany Academy (Albany); The Albany Academy for Girls (Albany); Schenectady High School Smart Scholars Program, Schenectady City School District (Schenectady); Liberty Partnerships Program (Schoharie and Delaware); Herkimer Jr. / Sr. High School, Herkimer Central School District (Herkimer); Argyle High School, Argyle Central School (Washington); Long Trail School, (Dorset, Vermont); Bethlehem Central Middle School, Bethlehem Central School District (Albany); Hudson River Catholic Homeschools Co-op (Dutchess); and Shenendehowa High School, Shenendehowa Central Schools (Saratoga).