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NANOvember 2014

In support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s innovation blueprint for educational excellence and economic development, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) held its annual month-long celebration showcasing the exciting world of nanotechnology and the global leadership of SUNY Poly and NYS in the most important science of the 21st century!

Saturday, Nov. 1
CNSE Community Day
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CNSE Community Day was a chance for people of all ages from the Capital Region and beyond to receive an up-close look at the exciting world of nanotechnology. Attendees experienced hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, timely presentations, and guided tours of CNSE’s unrivaled NanoTech Complex. Attendees also saw firsthand how SUNY Polytechnic Institute and New York State have emerged as the epicenter for the nanotechnology-driven society of the 21st century! 

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More Than 3,000 People Attend
SUNY Poly's Community Day Activities
Across New York State (11/1/14)

Saturday, Nov. 1
CNSE STC Community Day
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5450 Campus Drive
Canandaigua, NY
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

At CNSE's Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (CNSE STC) in Canandaigua, NY, visitors learned about the facility's cutting-edge microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) capabilities through guided tours, engaging displays and a number of exciting child-friendly activities.

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Saturday, Nov. 1
Quad-C Community Day
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 330 Technology Drive
Marcy, NY
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

At the soon-to-be-completed SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) on the Utica campus, part of Governor Cuomo’s ‘Nano Utica’ initiative, visitors learned about the exciting project through site tours and timely presentations detailing the economic impact of regional development.

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Monday, Nov. 3
ASML Technical Symposium
noon - 6:30 p.m.

The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) and ASML partnered to host the ASML 2014 Technology Symposium, which focused on lithography solutions for migration to 1x node. This event was by invite only.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
3rd Symposium On Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Smart City Market Alignment for Roadway Technologies (The SMART Symposium)
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Leveraging the strengths of CNSE, which is home to the Smart Cities Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) and the only fully-integrated, 300mm and 450mm wafer computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration lines in the world, the SMART Symposium focused on the University Research Assets, Technology Innovations and available Capital and Economic Development incentives that together offer numerous opportunities for the successful deployment of Connected Vehicles combined with an overview of national Connected Vehicle programs and various State legislative frameworks compared to the current legislative and regulatory framework of New York State. This event was by invite only.

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3rd Symposium On Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: CNSE's Mike Fancher (11/5/14)

3rd Symposium On Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: NYS DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald (11/5/14) 

Tuesday, Nov. 11
AVS Career Fair

noon - 5 p.m.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute in conjunction with the CNSE student chapter of the American Vacuum Society hosted a career fair. The fair featured information about career and internship opportunities in the STEM field from several local and national high-tech companies and was open to undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities in the Capital Region and surrounding area.

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Wednesday, Nov. 12
Nano Night with the Utica Comets

7 p.m.

Thousands of Utica Comets fans learned about nanotechnology’s growing regional and statewide impact through displays, videos, and presentations. A number of game attendees were able to take home a nano-inspired puck.

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Saturday, Nov. 15
Girl Scouts Nano Discovery Day
12:30 - 4 p.m.

CNSE partnered with the Girl Scouts to introduce young girls to the inspiring world of nanotechnology. After completing a number of hands-on, nanoscale science-based activities, the Girl Scouts were awarded patches for their participation.

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150 Girl Scouts attend the
SUNY NanoCollege’s
“Girl Scouts Nano Discovery Day”

Monday, Nov. 17
An Evening of Q & A With Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, SUNY Poly CEO and Officer in Charge
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Community members had the opportunity to ask Dr. Alain Kaloyeros about the growth of the nanotechnology industry across New York State, its impact on the Capital Region, pertinent educational and economic opportunities, as well as any other topics of relevance.

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Saturday, Nov. 22
CNSE CMOST NANOvember Family Day

10 - 5 p.m.
250 Jordan Rd.
Troy, NY

CNSE CMOST opened its doors at no cost during this event that gave attendees an exciting hands-on adventure into the world of nanotechnology. Families were able to experience nanotechnology exhibits and other hands-on activities, including the reading of a science-focused story followed by the chance for visitors to explore concepts related to size by using a tiny ruler and scented balloons. Children also engaged in activities that showcase nature-inspired applications of nanotechnology.

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Families attend CNSE CMOST
NANOvember 'Family Day'

All events were held at CNSEs NanoTech Complex unless otherwise noted.

CNSE's NanoTech Complex
257 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12203

To receive further information on NANOvember 2014 and other upcoming CNSE events, email CNSEevents@sunycnse.com