Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > UAlbany NanoCollege Announces Launch of Pioneering Undergraduate Degree Program in Nanoscale Engineering

CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros
CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros

Abstract:
Groundbreaking curriculum to offer unparalleled education and training to support nanotechnology career opportunities and development of New York's high-tech workforce

UAlbany NanoCollege Announces Launch of Pioneering Undergraduate Degree Program in Nanoscale Engineering

Albany, NY | Posted on March 27th, 2010

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany announced today that it will offer a pioneering baccalaureate program in Nanoscale Engineering, providing unique interdisciplinary education and hands-on training to develop a new breed of scientists and engineers for a growing number of nanotechnology-enabled career opportunities, while further building New York's 21st century high-tech workforce.

CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros made the announcement during a keynote address before more than 1,000 educators, school administrators, and business and community leaders at the STEM 2010 EXPO at Ballston Spa High School, which focused on building educational programs to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching and learning across Tech Valley.

The bachelor's degree in Nanoscale Engineering at CNSE complements the undergraduate degree in Nanoscale Science - launched last June as the world's first comprehensive baccalaureate degree program in nanoscale science - as well as CNSE's graduate-level curriculum, which was also a global first when it commenced in September 2004.

Students completing the CNSE bachelor's degree program in Nanoscale Engineering will be well-equipped to solve challenging problems in nanoscale engineering and applied sciences, as well as other physical and biological engineering sciences, and be uniquely educated to pursue opportunities in emerging high-technology industries, including nanoelectronics, nanomedicine, health sciences, and sustainable energy, as well as competitive graduate degrees in emerging engineering fields.

University at Albany President George M. Philip said, "With the establishment of this innovative undergraduate degree program in nanoscale engineering, the UAlbany NanoCollege will provide world-class education and training for students, unmatched high-tech workforce development for the state, and further worldwide recognition for both CNSE and the University at Albany. This is truly an exciting day, and I congratulate Dr. Kaloyeros for his vision and leadership in making this bold initiative a reality."

CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros said, "The UAlbany NanoCollege is delighted to launch this groundbreaking interdisciplinary curriculum in nanoscale engineering, which offers a new paradigm that will enable our students to be future leaders in science and engineering. It is particularly appropriate to make this announcement as part of the STEM 2010 Expo, which is also dedicated to building a highly-skilled high-tech workforce in New York State that will help to ensure U.S. competitiveness in the global innovation economy."

Dr. Richard Matyi, CNSE Professor of Nanoscience, who served as Chair of CNSE's Curriculum Committee when the proposal for the degree program was prepared, said, "The interdisciplinary education and unparalleled experiential training that are embodied by CNSE's pioneering baccalaureate degree program in nanoscale engineering will provide students with a one-of-a-kind academic experience. This truly represents a new model that is essential to prepare today's brightest young scientific minds to be tomorrow's leaders in nanoscale exploration and discovery."

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone, Superintendent of Schools at Ballston Spa and Chairman of the STEM 2010 EXPO Steering Committee, said, "As educators, we are excited to support the creation of a novel undergraduate degree in nanoscale engineering at the UAlbany NanoCollege, which will provide a critical path for students seeking exciting careers in the region's growing nanotechnology economy. We applaud CNSE's leadership in nanoscale education and training, and look forward to future collaborations that will give our students a clear advantage in the 21st century workforce."

The Nanoscale Engineering curriculum comprises a cutting-edge, inherently interdisciplinary, academic program centered on scholarly excellence, educational quality, and technical and pedagogical innovation. The program will give students the abilities to creatively solve nanoscale engineering problems through the use of rigorous analytical, computational, modeling, and experimental tools based on foundational physical or biological sciences and mathematics, nanoscale materials, and applied engineering concepts.

The program will also enable students to propose, formulate and execute original, cutting-edge nanoscale engineering research at CNSE's unparalleled Albany NanoTech Complex, which is the most advanced nanotechnology research enterprise at any university in the world. With more than $5.5 billion in public and private investments, and the participation of more than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, faculty, and students from leading global corporations and top research universities, the UAlbany NanoCollege offers students a world-class experience working with, and learning from, the top innovative minds in the industrial and academic worlds.

The need for an innovative undergraduate program in nanoscale engineering is borne out by research from numerous organizations, including the National Science Foundation, which forecasts the need for more than 2 million nanotechnology professionals at all employment levels in the U.S. by 2014, with another 5 million nanotechnology jobs worldwide in related fields and disciplines. In addition, the National Nanotechnology Initiative, signed into law by the U.S. President in 2004, calls for the creation of the "laboratory and human resource infrastructure in universities and in the education of nanotechnology professionals" to prepare the U.S. workforce for the 21st century.

####

About College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany
The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex is the most advanced research enterprise of its kind at any university in the world. With over $5.5 billion in high-tech investments, the 800,000-square-foot complex attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience. The UAlbany NanoCollege houses the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech, from companies including IBM, AMD, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, Novellus Systems, Vistec Lithography and Atotech. For more information, visit www.cnse.albany.edu.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Steve Janack
CNSE Vice President for Marketing and Communications
(phone) 518-956-7322
(cell) 518-312-5009

Copyright © University at Albany

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

MIG Takes a Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves Approach with Revamped MEMS/Sensors Technical Event -- MIG welcomes technologists to MEMS Technical Congress, emphasizes working groups and breakout sessions on emerging MEMS & sensors, tech transfer and integration March 6th, 2015

Phenom-World announces the Phenom XL, world’s fastest desktop SEM to handle large samples March 6th, 2015

Air Bearing Stage / Systems Introduced by PI at Photonics West March 6th, 2015

Consistent Scalable Functionalised Graphene Capacity March 5th, 2015

Jobs

Nanotech Discoveries Move from Lab to Marketplace with Lintec Deal: Licensing Partnership Brings Together University Technology, New Richardson-Based Facility Directed by Alumni February 9th, 2015

Secretary Vilsack Announces Partnership to Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood December 11th, 2013

Cutting Away at the NRC's Research Capability December 6th, 2013

Project aims to mass-produce 'nanopetals' for sensors, batteries October 22nd, 2013

Academic/Education

Get ready for NanoDays! March 5th, 2015

NanoTecNexus Launches New App for Learning About Nanotechnology—STEM Education Project Spearheaded by Interns February 26th, 2015

SUNY Poly CNSE Researchers and Corporate Partners to Present Forty Papers at Globally Recognized Lithography Conference: SUNY Poly CNSE Research Group Awarded Both ‘Best Research Paper’ and ‘Best Research Poster’ at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2015 forum February 25th, 2015

KIT Increases Commitment in Asia: DAAD Funds Two New Projects: Strategic Partnerships with Chinese Universities and Communi-cation Technologies Network February 22nd, 2015

Nanomedicine

Patent for the Novel Cancer Therapies – Ceramide Nanoliposomes March 4th, 2015

Arrowhead to Present at 2015 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference March 4th, 2015

Democratizing synthetic biology: New method makes research cheaper, faster, and more accessible March 3rd, 2015

Pens filled with high-tech inks for do-it-yourself sensors March 3rd, 2015

Nanoelectronics

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently: Dual-type nanowire arrays can be used in applications such as LEDs and solar cells February 25th, 2015

Ultra-thin nanowires can trap electron 'twisters' that disrupt superconductors February 24th, 2015

Improved fire detection with new ultra-sensitive, ultraviolet light sensor February 17th, 2015

Nanotechnology facility planned in Lund, Sweden: A production facility for start-ups in the field of nanotechnology may be built in the Science Village in Lund, a world-class research and innovation village that is also home to ESS, the European Spallation Source February 15th, 2015

Announcements

MIG Takes a Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves Approach with Revamped MEMS/Sensors Technical Event -- MIG welcomes technologists to MEMS Technical Congress, emphasizes working groups and breakout sessions on emerging MEMS & sensors, tech transfer and integration March 6th, 2015

Phenom-World announces the Phenom XL, world’s fastest desktop SEM to handle large samples March 6th, 2015

Air Bearing Stage / Systems Introduced by PI at Photonics West March 6th, 2015

Get ready for NanoDays! March 5th, 2015

Environment

Nanosorbents Increase Extraction, Recycling of Silver from Aqueous Solutions March 4th, 2015

Pens filled with high-tech inks for do-it-yourself sensors March 3rd, 2015

Heightened Efficiency in Purification of Wastewater Using Nanomembranes March 3rd, 2015

Colon + septic tank = unique, at times stinky, study: Researchers use lab-scale human colon and septic tank to study impact of copper nanoparticles on the environment March 2nd, 2015

Energy

CiQUS researchers obtain high-quality perovskites over large areas by a chemical method March 4th, 2015

UC research partnership explores how to best harness solar power March 2nd, 2015

Learning by eye: Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells February 25th, 2015

Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells X-ray study points the way to higher energy yields February 25th, 2015

Nanobiotechnology

Experiment and theory unite at last in debate over microbial nanowires: New model and experiments settle debate over metallic-like conductivity of microbial nanowires in bacterium March 4th, 2015

Untangling DNA with a droplet of water, a pipet and a polymer: With the 'rolling droplet technique,' a DNA-injected water droplet rolls like a ball over a platelet, sticking the DNA to the plate surface February 27th, 2015

Bacteria network for food: Bacteria connect to each other and exchange nutrients February 23rd, 2015

Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step: New, block-by-block assembly method could pave way for applications in opto-electronics, drug delivery February 23rd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE