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Posted: Nov 15, 2010
UAlbany NanoCollege hosts more than 300 students for NanoCareer Day
(Nanowerk News) More than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students from throughout Tech Valley received a firsthand look at careers in the emerging field of nanotechnology when they visited the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany for NanoCareer Day on November 15.
NanoCareer Day addresses the critical effort to prepare students for a growing number of nanotechnology-related career opportunities in the Capital Region and New York State.
The daylong event included presentations by CNSE faculty on the emerging science of nanotechnology and the career opportunities it offers; hands-on demonstrations explaining the role of nanoscale research and development; and tours of CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, with tools and facilities that are unmatched in the university setting.
Participating schools, and their counties, included: Albany High School (Albany); O'Rourke Middle School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD (Saratoga/Schenectady); Mohonasen High School (Schenectady); Saratoga Springs High School (Saratoga); Menands Middle School (Albany); Watervliet Junior/Senior High School (Albany); Schenectady High School (Schenectady); Berlin High School (Rensselaer); Ballston Spa Middle School, 5th Grade Young Scholars class (Saratoga); and Worcester High School, Worcester Central School District (Otsego).