Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > CNSE & Local Organizations Partner for National NanoDays 2012: Weeklong series of programs and activities will connect young minds with CNSE faculty and students to explore the fascinating world of nanoscale science and engineering

Abstract:
Further expanding its critical mission of inspiring young people to pursue exciting educational and career opportunities in the fast-growing field of nanotechnology, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany is partnering with several local organizations to present a unique series of events and activities as part of the celebration of national "NanoDays 2012."

CNSE & Local Organizations Partner for National NanoDays 2012: Weeklong series of programs and activities will connect young minds with CNSE faculty and students to explore the fascinating world of nanoscale science and engineering

Albany, NY | Posted on March 21st, 2012

CNSE is collaborating with the Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium, the Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany, and the Capital District YMCA's Black and Latino Achievers Program to offer a comprehensive schedule of programs from March 24 through 31. These hands-on activities offer fun, educational opportunities for students of all ages to connect with nanotechnology, which is impacting nearly every facet of society.

"This innovative initiative developed by the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering embodies the critical role that SUNY can and should play in engaging young people in emerging fields, such as nanotechnology, that are defining their educational and career paths," said SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall. "Programs such as this introduce students to the rich opportunities they have for success in the high-tech arena, while continuing to build the highly skilled workforce that will give New York a true competitive advantage in the global economy."

"A product of the vision and leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo in advocating for the future of our children by making the UAlbany NanoCollege a powerhouse in the worldwide nanotechnology economy, this initiative provides students with a window into the exciting field that will define their future," said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO. "CNSE is delighted to partner with forward-thinking organizations throughout the community to further build an innovative educational paradigm that will help enable New York's high-tech competitiveness in the 21st century global economy."

A host of interactive programs will engage children and teenagers in a variety of areas, from understanding the structure of thin films and DNA, the importance of polymers, and the unique properties of hydrogels to exploring technologies that power solar panels and automobiles. Other activities will see students construct self-assembled polymer spheres, discover how super-absorbent materials can be used to move a straw, and explain how to gown up in a cleanroom "bunny suit."

Programs will be held at CMOST on Saturday, March 24 and the Schenectady Museum on Saturday, March 31, and at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany each afternoon from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29. In addition, members of the Capital District YMCA's Black and Latino Achievers Program will visit CNSE on Wednesday, March 28.

NanoDays 2012 is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) with funding from the National Science Foundation. It is an effort among universities, research centers, and science museums across the country to increase understanding and raise awareness of nanotechnology. The events involving CNSE's students, faculty and researchers put an emphasis on engaging children with scientific concepts that come to life right before their eyes.

A complete schedule of CNSE's NanoDays 2012 events and activities is available at www.cnse.albany.edu/Outreach/NanoDays20112.aspx.

####

About UAlbany NanoCollege
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. With more than $14 billion in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, an 800,000-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 85,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,700 scientists, researchers, engineers, students and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Novellus Systems. An expansion now underway, part of which will house the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium, will add nearly 500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, an additional 50,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms, and more than 1,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. In addition, CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells. CNSE’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT in Utica and is a co-founder of the Nanotechnology Innovation and Commercialization Excelerator in Syracuse.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Steve Janack
CNSE
Vice President
Marketing and Communications
(518) 956-7322

Copyright © UAlbany NanoCollege

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

NREL Announces New Center Directors to lead R&D, Analysis Efforts September 30th, 2014

Yale University and Leica Microsystems Partner to Establish Microscopy Center of Excellence: Yale Welcomes Scientists to Participate in Core Facility Opening and Super- Resolution Workshops October 20 Through 31, 2014 September 30th, 2014

Speed at its limits September 30th, 2014

Research mimics brain cells to boost memory power September 30th, 2014

Academic/Education

Yale University and Leica Microsystems Partner to Establish Microscopy Center of Excellence: Yale Welcomes Scientists to Participate in Core Facility Opening and Super- Resolution Workshops October 20 Through 31, 2014 September 30th, 2014

Rice launches Center for Quantum Materials: RCQM will immerse global visitors in cross-disciplinary research September 30th, 2014

Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility September 18th, 2014

Malvern technology delivers Malvern reliability in multi-disciplinary lab at Queen Mary University London September 9th, 2014

Announcements

Park Systems Announces Outsourced Analytical Services Including AFM Surface Imaging, Data Analysis and Interpretation September 30th, 2014

Ad-REIC vaccine: A magic bullet for cancer treatment September 30th, 2014

New Topical Hemostatic Agent: Neutral Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogel September 30th, 2014

Chemical interactions between silver nanoparticles and thiols: A comparison of mercaptohexanol again September 30th, 2014

Events/Classes

Yale University and Leica Microsystems Partner to Establish Microscopy Center of Excellence: Yale Welcomes Scientists to Participate in Core Facility Opening and Super- Resolution Workshops October 20 Through 31, 2014 September 30th, 2014

Oxford Instruments launches 3rd annual Indian nanotechnology seminars in Kolkata and Delhi - sharing expertise with Nanotechnology researchers in India September 25th, 2014

Grenoble Hosting SEMICON Europa Oct. 7-9, First Time Event Held in France: Leti’s 90-square-meter Booth Will Feature Portable Showroom To Demonstrate New Technology Innovations September 24th, 2014

Contributing to the spirit of the IYCR 2014 September 24th, 2014

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 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE