August 11, 2008
By: by A To Z Nanotechnology
Twenty-five undergraduate students who spent the summer doing real-world research at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering - including 17 who are New York State residents - displayed their findings at a Poster Presentation on August 8 that marked the capstone of CNSE's 2008 Summer Internship Program.
Individual poster presentations covered topics including fuel cells, EUV optics, nanoparticle-stem cell interaction, alternate energy sources, market analysis in nanoengineering and more. The 10-week program provided hands-on research experience and interaction with field experts to qualified undergraduate students pursuing careers in nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience and the nanotechnology industry.
Chosen from among a highly competitive pool of more than 80 applicants, the 25 undergraduate students have academic backgrounds in the physical, chemical, biological or computer sciences, mathematics or engineering. They are from the United States, Canada and Mexico, and collectively attend nine colleges and universities: the University at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cornell University, Skidmore College, Hartwick College, SUNY Oneonta, Western New England College, the University of Waterloo and Fundacion Universidad de las Americas.