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October 12, 2006

So You Want To Be A Nanotechnologist…

By: by Larry Rulison, Business Writer, Times Union

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The University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will hold its second NanoCareer Day for local students Tuesday at the Albany NanoTech complex on Fuller Road.

It follows an extremely successful NanoCareer Day in May, also held at Albany NanoTech, which is trying to get local students interested in the science of nanotechnology. The hope is they will one day become the region’s next generation of nanotechnology workers and scientists.

Although best known for helping to make computer chips smaller and smaller, nanotechnology involves a wide range of technologies, including applications used by the medical, military, textile and automotive industries. “Nano” denotes things that are very small. For instance, a nanometer is one billionth of a meter.

Students from schools in Albany, Schoharie, Schenectady, Albany and Rensselaer counties are planning to attend the event, which takes place that day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.