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NanoCareer Day

CNSE Gives Students a View of Growing Career Opportunities in Nanotechnology

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) on Thursday, February 5, to take part in an exciting “NanoCareer Day” program. During the quarterly event, students learned about the 21st Century science behind New York’s rapidly expanding high-tech economy through hands-on experiments and presentations.


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 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: Cohoes High School, Cohoes City School District (Albany); SUNY Adirondack Career Academy PTECH, Saratoga Springs City School District (Saratoga); SUNY Adirondack Career Academy PTECH, Queensbury Union Free School District (Warren); SUNY Adirondack Career Academy PTECH, Hudson Falls Central School District (Washington); Hoosick Falls High School, Hoosick Falls Central School (Rensselaer); Richard H. O’Rourke Middle School, Burnt Hills–Ballston Lake Central School District (Saratoga); and Berkshire Junior - Senior High School, Berkshire Union Free School District (Columbia).