June 07, 2006

UAlbany Nanocollege Selects Students For 2006 Summer Intership Program

By: by Steve Janack, Director of Communications, Albany NanoTech


Albany, NY — The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (“CNSE”) of the University at Albany is pleased to announce the selection of 22 undergraduate students from 14 institutions across the U.S. and Canada for participation in its 2006 Summer Internship Program.

The group, which was chosen from among a highly competitive pool of over 120 applicants, has an average GPA of 3.60. The students — each of whom has an academic background in the physical, chemical, biological or computer sciences, mathematics or engineering — come from a variety of colleges and universities, including the University at Albany, RPI, Georgia Tech, Rochester Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Clarkson University and the University of Waterloo, among many others.

The program, which provides hands-on research experience to qualified undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in nanosciences, nanoengineering and the nanotechnology industry, begins this week at CNSE, ranked by Small Times magazine as the nation’s number one institution for microtechnology and nanotechnology.

“We congratulate the students selected for the 2006 Summer Internship Program, following a rigorous review necessitated by a continued increase in both the quantity and quality of applicants,” said Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, vice president and chief administrative officer of CNSE. “We are confident the students will benefit from CNSE’s world-class educational programs, top-notch faculty and unparalleled facilities, as well as the opportunity to interact with the world’s leading nanoelectronics companies at our Albany NanoTech complex.”

The 10-to-12week Summer Internship Program offers exposure to industrial experts through weekly seminars and public presentation of research results. Each intern will be involved with one or more CNSE/industrial-partnered research programs, and work closely with CNSE faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers and graduate students during the course of their work.  The capstone of the internship program is a public poster presentation showcasing each intern’s summer research project.

A current list of participating students and their undergraduate colleges (as of June 7), along with faculty mentors and research topics, is available at


About CNSE. The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany-State University of New York is the first college in the world devoted exclusively to the research, development and deployment of innovative nanoscience, nanoengineering and nanoeconomics concepts.  CNSE is located in the most advanced research complex of its kind at any university in the world. The $3 billion, 450,000-square-foot complex attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience, and it is growing. The complex is also home to CNSE’s New York State Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics.  The CNSE complex, financed through more than $500 million in governmental support and over $2.5 billion in corporate investments, houses the only pilot prototyping facilities in the academic world for the two standard sizes in computer chip design, the 200-millimeter (or 8-inch) wafer, and the 300-millimeter (or 12-inch) wafer.CNSE has more than 150 U.S. and worldwide partners, including some of the world's largest semiconductor and semiconductor-related tool manufacturing companies.  For more information, visit the CNSE Web site at