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NANOvember 2011

CNSE held a 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!


Wednesday, Nov. 2
Nano vs. Nature
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

As our region copes with the effects of a series of natural disasters, including an earthquake, hurricane, tornado and flooding, new innovations enabled by nanotechnology are showing promise for protection of life and prevention of damage. Michael Fancher, CNSE Vice President for Economic Outreach and Business Development, discussed how nanoscale technologies are playing in creating smarter and safer communities. 

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View a video clip from the Nano vs. Nature presentation

Saturday, Nov. 5
CNSE Community Day

11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m

Residents from the Capital Region and beyond had the opportunity to receive an up-close look at the exciting world of nanotechnology. Attendees participated in hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, timely presentations, and guided tours of CNSE’s unparalleled Albany NanoTech Complex, and saw firsthand how CNSE and New York State have emerged as the epicenter of nanotechnology for the 21st century!

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Monday, Nov. 7
CNSE Community Lecture Series featuring Dr. Janet Paluh

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Janet Paluh, CNSE Associate Professor of Nanobioscience, discussed the potential benefits of stem cell research done at the nanoscale. The interactive presentation also included a bingo game with prizes awarded to the winners. 

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View a video clip from Dr. Paluh's discussion


Tuesday, Nov. 8
ASML 2011 Technology Symposium

12:00 - 6:30 p.m.

CNSE and ASML partnered to host the ASML 2011 Technology Symposium, which focused on lithography solutions to extend Moore’s Law beyond 20nm.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
CEG 2011 Annual Meeting

5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

CNSE hosted the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG). This event attracted more than 300 business, government and community leaders. 

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Thursday, November 10
Business Review’s Achievers 2011 Dinner

5:45 - 9:00 p.m.

CNSE Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Alain Kaloyeros received the ‘Game Changer’ award at the Business Review’s Achievers 2011 dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy.

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Saturday, Nov. 12
Nano Discovery Program at PAL
10:00 a.m. - noon
Doyle Middle School, Troy and VI Community Center, Albany

CNSE teamed up with the Police Athletic League (PAL) chapters in Albany and Troy 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. 14
AAUW Presentation and Tour
10:00 a.m. - noon

Nearly 65 current and retired female professors from the regional chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) visited CNSE for a presentation and tour of CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex.

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Monday, Nov. 14
CNSE Community Lecture Series featuring Dr. Alain Kaloyeros
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, CNSE Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, discussed the potential of nanotechnology, its growing impact on all facets of society, and the growing global leadership of CNSE and NYS in the science that is “leading to the next Industrial Revolution.”

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Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 14-15
CNSE-NSF Manufacturing Workshop
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CNSE hosted this manufacturing technology forum in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Manufacturing Institute and the Center for Economic Growth. This two-day workshop focused on nanotechnology materials and processes, and provided companies an opportunity to showcase their technologies in hopes of developing long-lasting business relationships.

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Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 16-17
SESHA Fall Meeting

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

CNSE hosted the Semiconductor Environmental Safety & Health Association (SESHA) for this two-day conference that focused on the communication and education of environmental, health and safety issues in high-technology industries. 

Friday, Nov. 18
OASIS Program

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

CNSE partnered with OASIS, a national not-for-profit educational organization housed on the University at Albany campus, for a one-hour talk followed by a tour of CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex. The presentation, provided by Dr. Janet Paluh, CNSE Associate Professor of Nanobioscience, focused on her innovative research involving nanomotors and pluripotent stem cells.

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Saturday, Nov. 19
Capital Region Nanotechnology Showcase

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

CNSE partnered with the Times Union to present the first-ever Capital Region Nanotechnology Showcase. This event gave high school students a chance to showcase their nanotechnology-themed projects, which answer the question, “How is nanotechnology changing the world?”

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Monday, Nov. 21
CNSE Community Lecture Series featuring Dr. Laura Schultz
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Laura Schultz, CNSE Assistant Professor of Nanoeconomics, and Dr. David Hochfelder, UAlbany Assistant Professor of History, discussed the region's strong history of innovation, the rapid development of New York's nanotechnology economy, and expectations for future growth.

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Monday, Nov. 28
CNSE Community Lecture Series featuring Dr. Pradeep Haldar
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Pradeep Haldar, CNSE Vice President for Clean Energy Programs, discussed the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and the leading-edge research being conducted at CNSE, including the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), a $300 million public-private collaboration announced earlier this year.

To receive further information on NANOvember 2011 and other upcoming CNSE events, email CNSEevents@uamail.albany.edu

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