March 17, 2010

UAlbany Nanocollege Hosts More Than 300 Students For NanoCareer Day

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The critical effort to prepare students for a growing number of nanotechnology-related career opportunities in the Capital Region and New York State took center stage when the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany held its popular NanoCareer Day program on March 11.

More than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students from throughout the Tech Valley region and beyond received a firsthand look at careers in the exciting field of nanotechnology when they visited the UAlbany NanoCollege and its $5.5 billion Albany NanoTech Complex.

A daylong event which addressed the national need to stimulate an interest in science and technology among America's younger generation, NanoCareer Day included presentations by CNSE faculty on the emerging science of nanotechnology and the career opportunities it offers; hands-on demonstrations explaining the role of nanoscale research and development; and tours of CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, with tools and facilities that are unmatched in the university setting.

Participating schools, and their counties, included: Knickerbacker Middle School, Lansingburgh School District (Rensselaer); Berlin High School (Rensselaer); New Scotland Elementary School, City School District of Albany (Albany); Sharon Springs High School (Schoharie); Saint Catherine of Siena School (Albany); Syosset High School (Nassau); Academy of the Holy Names (Albany); Millbrook High School (Dutchess); Lake George High School (Warren); and Bethlehem Children's School (Albany).