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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 Wednesday, October 21, 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.
Equipment Evaluation and Support Specialist, Steve Stewart, leads students through a
gowning and cleanroom activity in CESTM
Participating schools and their counties included: Knickerbacker Middle School, Lansingburgh Central School District (Rensselaer); Mohonasen High School, Mohonasen Central School District (Schenectady); Northville Central School (Fulton); Troy Middle School, Troy City School District (Rensselaer); Berlin Central School District (Rensselaer); New Visions Engineering, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (Warren); Lake George High School, Lake George Central School District (Warren); Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District (Oneida); and the Union College Science and Technology Entry Program (Schenectady).