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May 7th, 2010

Nanoscience class has one under its belt

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Last year, Nick Bianchi was learning physics from a textbook. Now, the 18-year-old is a freshman studying three-dimensional models of structures at the atomic level at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany. He's adjusted his entire learning style to a million dollar computer lab where he can apply nanoscale technology to real-world issues. On Thursday, he mapped a miniscule circuit board as one of his final projects in the first semester of undergraduate-level coursework.

"You get more out of this because you're getting more than a picture out of a textbook," Bianchi said.

Bianchi is one of the first 15 students working toward a bachelor of nanoscale science degree. The undergraduate program, which began in January, will eventually grow to 300 students. Previously, the school offered only graduate degrees.

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