May 15, 2014
Albany, NY – The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) held its exciting “NanoCareer Day” program for 300 elementary, middle, and high school students on Thursday, May 15. During the quarterly event, the NanoCollege showcased the exciting science behind New York State’s growing number of high-tech career opportunities through a variety of hands-on experiments.
Visiting students traveled to the NanoCollege from seven counties to take part in the nanotechnology-enabled activities that were led by CNSE faculty members. Students extracted DNA from fruit, learned how small a nanometer is, investigated polymers, gowned up in cleanroom “bunny” suits, and toured CNSE’s $20 billion Albany NanoTech Complex. The students were also taught about the growing number of nanotechnology-focused careers at New York’s top global corporations and at CNSE.
Participating schools and counties include: Colonie Central High School, South Colonie Central School District (Albany); St. Mary’s School of Waterford, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany (Saratoga); Holy Spirit School, Diocese of Albany (Rensselaer); Schoharie Central High School, Schoharie Central School District (Schoharie); Morris Central School (Otsego); Gates Chili High School, Gates Chili Central School District (Monroe); Saranac High School, Saranac Central School District (Clinton); Ballston Scholars Program, Ballston Spa Central School District (Saratoga); Galway Junior High School, Galway Central School District (Saratoga); and Bethlehem Central Middle School, Bethlehem Central School District (Albany).
About SUNY CNSE. The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science
and Engineering (CNSE) is the world leader in the emerging disciplines
of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE
represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research
enterprise, with more than $20 billion in high-tech investments and over
300 corporate partners. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech
megaplex is home to more than 3,100 scientists, researchers, engineers,
students, and faculty. CNSE maintains a statewide footprint, operating
the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza
in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the
Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in
Rochester, and the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center
(STC) in Canandaigua. CNSE co-founded and manages the Computer Chip
Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at SUNYIT and is lead developer of the
Marcy Nanocenter site in Utica, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech
Manufacturing Complex, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and
Commercialization Hub, and Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub.