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December 29th, 2009

Minn.-N.D. program prepares students for growing nanotech industry

Abstract:
Nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and a two-year training program in Fargo-Moorhead gives students hands on training to prepare them for nanotech jobs.

Students at the Center for Nanoscience Technology Training in Fargo can build and study objects built of atom-sized particles. Essential tools include an electron microscope, a noisy piece of equipment. Large video screens on the wall show tiny objects magnified hundreds of times.

The five-year old program is a collaboration of Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead and North Dakota College of Science in Wapheton. Students take the first year on campus and the second year is spent at this high tech lab in Fargo. Students here can also learn about biotechnology, biofuels and micro-electronics

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