May 31, 2011
By: by The Business Review
Alain Kaloyeros, head of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, will deliver the commencement address at Tech Valley High School's first graduation ceremony.
Twenty-eight students from 26 school districts are scheduled to graduate from the East Greenbush regional school on June 18.
Kaloyeros is CEO and senior vice president of CNSE, a $7 billion nanoscience research center and college at the University at Albany.
The graduation ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the campus center on the UAlbany main campus.
Tech Valley, which opened its doors in 2007 has added a new class of freshmen each year. The school, which has a total enrollment of roughly 100 students, serves students from the Capital Region and Questar III BOCES districts.
The school is located on UAlbany's East Campus.
Tech Valley High's curriculum focuses on hands-on experiments or project-based learning. The school is tailored to give students a better understanding of math, science and their applications in business.
Kaloyeros, who lead the development of CNSE, has been credited with helping attract more than 250 private companies and organizations who have partnered and or established a presence at the school. Those efforts have attracted more than $6 billion in private investments at CNSE.