ALBANY, NY – The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) unveiled plans for its sixth annual celebration of NANOvember, highlighted by a statewide outreach effort that will share the world of nanoscale education and research – as well as its educational and economic opportunities – with thousands of New Yorkers in locations across the state.
NANOvember began with CNSE Community Day on Saturday, November 2, which for the first time featured Open House programs in three CNSE locations. In Albany, visitors at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex experienced hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, and guided tours of NanoFab Xtension (NFX), headquarters of the Global 450mm Consortium (G450C). In Utica, participants toured the CNSE-SUNYIT Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) under construction at SUNYIT, part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Nano Utica” initiative, and learned about efforts to develop the Marcy Nanocenter site. And, CNSE’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester demonstrated its cutting-edge MEMS capabilities through displays, facility tours, interactive presentations and hands-on children’s activities.
A number of new events will take place throughout NANOvember, including:
- November 7 – “Statewide Nano Impact”, a panel discussion featuring leaders from the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, CNSE and CNSE partner locations in Utica, Rochester and Buffalo;
- November 9 – “NanOlympics”, where attendees will learn about the role nanotechnology will play at the 2014 Winter Olympics and test nano-enabled sports equipment;
- November 14 – “Nano Job Fair” at the CNSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility (CNSE MDF) in Rochester, held in partnership with the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Department of Labor, to help fill more than 150 current and future openings;
- November 16 – “Kiernan Kids Day”, in which CNSE will partner with Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region, Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany and Troy, and Boy Scouts of America to introduce youngsters to the world of nanotechnology; and
- November 23 - “Nano Family Fun Day” at the CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST), which will feature nanotechnology exhibits for children, the chance to dress up in a cleanroom “bunny suit” and other family-based hands-on activities.
In addition, the popular CNSE Community Lecture Series will return on consecutive Monday nights, beginning with presentations by CNSE student entrepreneurs who will showcase their nanotechnology-based startup companies on November 4.
Dr. Fatemah (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik, CNSE Associate Professor of NanoEngineering and Research Foundation Presidential Fellow, will discuss advances in LED lighting and other clean energy technologies on November 11.
Dr. Mohamed Trebak, CNSE Associate Professor of Nanobioscience, will outline CNSE’s latest nanobiomedical research to enable improved therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease on November 18, and Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO, will discuss nanotechnology’s increasing societal impact as well as the global leadership of CNSE and New York State on November 25.
For a complete list of events and activities planned for NANOvember, along with pre-registration, visit http://www.sunycnse.com/NANOvember.aspx.