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August 21st, 2007

New U.S. institute eyes next generation of nano engineers

In a partnership among industry, the federal government and U.S. universities, the budding National Institute for Nano-Engineering (Nine) promises to engage undergraduate and graduate students in nanotechnology projects as a way to reinvigorate the United States' global standing in engineering and science.

"We want to increase American competitiveness in nanotechnology," said Justine Johannes, senior manager in material science and engineering at Sandia National Laboratories. "We want students to [pursue] degrees in engineering or science by exciting them with compelling problems and offering them the opportunity to make real progress toward solutions."


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