The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute will host its annual Community Day on Saturday, November 1. Community Day will offer guests a unique opportunity to receive a firsthand look at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, which is the most advanced research enterprise of its kind at any university in the world: an ever-expanding $20 billion, 1.3 million-square-foot megaplex that attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind educational experience.
Both adults and children will have the chance to interact with CNSE faculty, students and staff, and to participate in a variety of activities that promote a greater understanding of nanotechnology, including
- Tours of NanoFab Xtension's (NFX) cutting-edge 450mm cleanroom facilities
- Tours of Tech Valley High School
- Hands-on polymer experiments
- Cleanroom gowning demonstrations
- Kid's Corner featuring child-friendly activities relating to nanotechnology
- Nanotechnology overview presentations
- Undergraduate and Graduate information sessions
- Displays showcasing research in CNSE's constellations, including health care and energy
Additionally, Community Day events will be held concurrently at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) in Utica, part of Governor Cuomo’s ‘Nano Utica’ initiative, and CNSE's Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester. Pre-register here.