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NANOvember 2013

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

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Saturday, Nov. 2
CNSE Community Day
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 Albany NanoTech Complex. Attendees saw firsthand how CNSE and New York State have emerged as the epicenter for the nanotechnology-driven society of the 21st century! 

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Saturday, Nov. 2
STC Community Day
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5450 Campus Drive
Canandaigua, NY

At CNSE's Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (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. 2
Quad-C Community Day
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SUNYIT, 330 Technology Drive
Marcy, NY

At the CNSE-SUNYIT Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) under construction on the SUNYIT campus in Marcy, 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, including at the Marcy Nanocenter.

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Monday, Nov. 4
NYS P-TECH Leadership Council
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Business Council of New York State, Inc. held its NYS P-TECH Leadership Council event at SUNY CNSE.
Monday, Nov. 4
Community Lecture Series: NanoCollege student-led start-ups

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

CNSE students who have launched nanotechnology companies recognized in the statewide New York Business Plan Competition discussed their emerging firms. Presenters represented Empire Biotechnologies, targeting a nano-based solution to prevent tooth decay; Eonic LLC, which is developing next-generation supercapacitors to dramatically increase their performance for hybrid vehicle and smart grid applications; and H+B Secure Technology, which is focusing on software, electronics, and RFID chip technology to combat counterfeit goods.

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Tuesday, Nov. 5
ASML Technical Symposium
12:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and ASML partnered to host the ASML 2013 Technology Symposium, which focused on lithography solutions for migration to 1x node. This event is by invite only.

Thursday, Nov. 7
SCAA Annual Policy Forum

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The event featured guest speaker Jonathan Kozol, National Book Award-winning author of Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace, and Fire in the Ashes, as well as a panel discussion with several business leaders and professionals, including SCAA President and CEO Kate Breslin.

Thursday, Nov. 7
"Statewide Nano Impact" panel

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

This panel discussion featured leaders from the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, CNSE, and CNSE partner locations in Utica, Rochester and Buffalo who highlighted the educational and economic impact of New York’s globally recognized nanotechnology initiative.

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Saturday, Nov. 9
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Attendees learned about the role nanotechnology will play at the 2014 Winter Olympics during a presentation by Dr. Sara Brenner, CNSE Assistant Vice President for NanoHealth Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience, and took part in a number of fun, family-oriented winter sports activities using nano-enabled equipment.

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Monday, Nov. 11
Community Lecture Series: Nano & Energy Efficiency
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

CNSE Associate Professor of Nanoengineering and Presidential Fellow at the SUNY Research Foundation Dr. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik discussed a number of novel solutions to the challenge of ever-increasing energy demand. In particular, she explained the game-changing potential of III-Nitride-based devices which have a wide variety of applications, including high-efficiency LED lighting, ultraviolet LEDs for water purification and biological agent detection, quantum computing, and astronomy.

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Tuesday, Nov. 12
60th Anniversary Celebration

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
CNSE Kiernan Plaza, 575 Broadway, Albany

This exciting event featured a cocktail reception, elegant food, and an awards ceremony, as well as an opportunity to experience the hands-on scientific activities at CNSE CMOST that are engaging and inspiring children to explore, discover and imagine the world of science.

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Tuesday, Nov. 12
2013 Junior League
Tri-League Meeting

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

The Junior League of Albany’s Annual Tri-League Meeting featured a tour of CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, as well as a presentation by Junior League consultant Vicki Clark. The Junior League of Albany is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI), an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This event is by invite only.

Wednesday, Nov. 13
NanoCareer Day
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
More than 300 middle- and high-school students from across upstate New York took take part in NanoCareer Day at SUNY CNSE. The event was 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.

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Thursday, Nov. 14
Agilent Technologies Technical Symposium

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Agilent Technologies hosted a technical symposium featuring invited speakers and industry experts.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Rochester Nano Job Fair

noon - 4:00 p.m.
115 Canal Landing Boulevard, Rochester

In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s innovation-driven economic development strategy, the Governor’s Office, New York State Department of Labor, and CNSE partnered to host a Rochester Nano Job Fair to recruit candidates for more than 150 current and future openings at the CNSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility (CNSE MDF) in Rochester, NY.

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Saturday, Nov. 16
CNSE Kiernan Kids Day
10:00 a.m. - noon
CNSE Kiernan Plaza, 575 Broadway, Albany

CNSE teamed up with the Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Girls Inc., the Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Boy Scouts of America for an exciting program filled with hands-on activities and presentations that introduced students to the world of nanotechnology.

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Monday, Nov. 18
SUNY CNSE and K-12 education: Preparing our young people for the region’s high-tech future
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Superintendents from around the region gathered at SUNY CNSE for a discussion on the world-class resources available to students in the growing high-tech industries located within the Capital Region.

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Monday, Nov. 18
Community Lecture Series: Nano & Cardiovascular Disease
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

CNSE Associate Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Mohamed Trebak discussed his latest research which was recently featured in Science Signaling and Circulation Research journals for its importance and broad interest to the medical community. His work has major implications for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, which includes cardiac disease, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.

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Wednesday, Nov. 20
SUNY Retirees Service Corps Conference
10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

CNSE hosted the third biennial SUNY Retirees Conference, which featured presentations and information aimed at exploring SUNY Retirees Service Corps (RSC) and campus efforts to connect SUNY retirees online.

Thursday, Nov. 21
iClean Annual Meeting and So You've Raised Money...Now What? interactive panel discussion

4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
iCLEAN and the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) hosted the iCLEAN Annual Meeting and an interactive panel discussion -- So You've Raised Money...Now What? -- at CNSE. The interactive panel discussion featured executives from iCLEAN member and graduate companies that have successfully raised public and private capital from multiple sources in varying stages of development.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Nano Family Fun Day
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
250 Jordan Blvd.
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. Activities included creating a polymer chain to take home, learning about LED lighting with the help of ice cream and much more.

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Monday, Nov. 25
Community Lecture Series: Dr. Alain Kaloyeros
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

CNSE Senior VP & CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros will discussed the emergence of nanotechnology, its growing impact on all facets of society, and the growing global leadership of CNSE and New York State in the science that is “leading to the next Industrial Revolution.”

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All events will be held at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex unless otherwise noted.

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

To receive further information on NANOvember 2013 and other upcoming CNSE events, email CNSEevents@sunycnse.com