Friday, February 6, 2015

Albany: Some 300 Students Attended NanoCareer Day at SUNY Poly CNSE


Hundreds of middle and high school students from seven New York state counties attended the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's (SUNY Poly CNSE's) popular NanoCareer Day Feb. 5 at the Albany NanoTech Complexat 255 Fuller Rd. in Albany.
Students from Long Trail School in Bennington, Vt., will also take part in the day’s activities as interest in SUNY Poly CNSE’s innovative public/private partnership model expands beyond New York state.

 NanoCareer Day occurs quarterly. During the event, students learn about the 21st century science behind New York’s rapidly expanding high-tech economy through hands-on experiments and presentations. Students learn about various innovation-based opportunities.

The nanotechnology-enabled activities include the chance to gown up in cleanroom “bunny” suits, learn how small a nanometer is, investigate polymers and tour SUNY Poly CNSE’s $20 billion Albany NanoTech Complex. Students will also gain a better understanding of clean-energy technologies by experimenting with thin films, solar panels and ultraviolet beads, in addition to seeing firsthand the growing number of high-tech careers at New York’s top global corporations and at SUNY Poly CNSE.

Participating schools and counties included: Cohoes High School, Cohoes City School District (Albany); SUNY Adirondack Career Academy P-TECH, Saratoga Springs City School District (Saratoga); SUNY Adirondack Career Academy P-TECH, Queensbury Union Free School District (Warren); SUNY Adirondack Career Academy P-TECH, Hudson Falls Central School District (Washington); Walter B. Howard Elementary School, New Lebanon Central School District (Columbia); Long Trail School (Bennington, Vt.); Hoosick Falls High School, Hoosick Falls Central School District (Rensselaer); Richard H. O’Rourke Middle School, Burnt Hills–Ballston Lake Central School District (Saratoga); Hudson River Catholic Homeschools Co-op (Dutchess); and Berkshire Junior-Senior High School, Berkshire Union Free School District (Columbia).

 --Jennie Grey

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