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October 1st, 2009
Grant money will go toward UW computer game studies
An additional $200,000 will be used to have students develop aspects of the "Nephrotex" game, which will then be used in an introduction to nanotechnology course currently in development, according to Wendy Crone, professor of engineering physics.
Crone said the course would be available within the next year and will be part of a new certificate program in nanotechnology that should be available in about two years.
When asked about the impact of "Nephrotex" on students, Crone said it will give students an edge in a world where the need for a nanotechnology-trained work force is growing.
"We're actually expecting that the nanotechnology certificate is going to give students training that will make them very competitive," she said.
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