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SUNY Poly 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 Albany NanoTech Complex on Monday, April 11, 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.
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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 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 $24 billion megaplex that is the most advanced in the academic world.
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Participating schools and their counties included: Argyle Central School District, Argyle High School (Washington); Watervliet Jr/Sr High School, Watervliet City School District (Albany); Hadley Luzerne High School, Hadley Luzerne School District (Warren); Lyndon H Strough Middle School, Rome City School District
(Oneida); Worcester Central School, Worcester Central School District (Otsego); Harpursville Jr./Sr. High School, Harpursville Central School District (Broome);
Southern Berkshire Regional School District (Berkshire, MA);
and St. Gregory’s School (Albany)