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45 undergraduates who participated in CNSE’s prestigious Summer Internship Program share their research at a concluding poster presentation
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Largest intern class to-date showcased the science-based skills that are crucial for success in New York’s expanding high-tech economy
Albany, NY—Further reinforcing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s educational initiatives that are preparing New York’s workforce for a growing number of high-tech career opportunities, 45 undergraduate students who have conducted nanotechnology-related research as part of the 2013 Summer Internship Program at SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) showcased the results of their work on Friday, August 9 at a public poster presentation that served as the capstone for the experience.
The largest class ever to participate in CNSE’s prestigious program included 34 New York State residents who hailed from the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island, the Southern Tier, New York City, and the North Country.
The 10-week program offers students the ability to engage in hands-on, cutting-edge research to bolster crucial skills in the areas of nanoscience, nanoengineering, and nanobioscience that are driving a growing number of high-tech career opportunities across New York. Students presented research posters on topics ranging from improved monitoring of cancer cells using a nano-inspired device to the creation of a computerized cost model to make CIGS solar cells more affordable.
The students represented a variety of academic backgrounds and came from a number of SUNY schools, including CNSE, the University at Albany, Binghamton University, Geneseo, Oswego, Potsdam, and the University at Buffalo. Students also attend other higher education institutions that include Boston College, Clarkson University, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union College, and the University of Rochester, among others.
For more information on the CNSE 2013 Summer Internship Program, visit
About CNSE. SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. With more than $17 billion in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, a 1.3 million- square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm and 450mm wafer computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration lines within 135,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 3,100 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, and Lam Research. CNSE’s latest expansion, which includes NanoFab Xtension (NFX), headquarters for the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium (G450C), and the Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building, a living laboratory for green energy technologies, will add more than 1,000 scientists, researchers, and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells, supporting its leadership of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC). CNSE’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT in Utica. For information, visit www.sunycnse.com.
Steve Ference, CNSE Assistant Vice President for Communications Initiatives
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