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Posted: September 19, 2008
Nano 101 sessions at NanoMedicine Summit will reach out to High School students
(Nanowerk News) Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.,
NorTech Fellow in Nanotechnology, Co-Director of the Nano-Network, and
Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western
Reserve University, will be speaking at six local high schools, presenting
"Nano 101" to students.
Part of Nano Week in Cleveland, which is taking
place September 22 - 26, the "Nano 101" sessions will engage students in a
discussion about nanotechnology and guide them through understanding its
impact. Dr. Abramson has been giving these well-received talks since 2006
to a wide ranging audience from pre-schoolers to multi-billion dollar
technology corporations. Schools included in the talks are Aurora,
Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Midpark, Revere, Riverside, and West Geauga.
"This is the fifth annual Nano Week and in the past we've typically
focused on the adult population," said Dr. Abramson. "But this year we
wanted to spend some time educating high school students on nanotechnology.
These students are the scientists and engineers of our future and we're
excited to have an opportunity to engage them in a dialogue about these
The anchor event for Nano Week will be the NanoMedicine Summit, being
held September 25 - 26 at the Ritz Carlton, Cleveland. Several students
from select high schools will also be attending the summit.
For information on the NanoMedicine Summit, please visit