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NANOvember Community Day draws 1,200 visitors
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The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Community Day recently drew a record crowd of more than 1,200 visitors from throughout New York State when they participated in the “NANOvember” event last week.

From tours of CNSE’s state-of-the-art clean room facilities and gowning demonstrations, to lively presentations and booths showcasing nanotechnology education and research, to hands-on activities for children, the event served to show the growing impact of nanotechnology innovations in addressing the most critical issues of the 21st century, including green energy, a cleaner environment, advanced health care and improved homeland safety and security.

“We are delighted to welcome the largest crowd ever to attend CNSE’s Community Day, and thrilled to see such strong interest in nanotechnology and exceptional enthusiasm for New York’s exciting nanotechnology initiative centered at the UAlbany NanoCollege,” said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of CNSE in a statement. “Guided by the pioneering vision, consummate leadership and critical investment of Governor Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Silver, we look forward to further building on this unparalleled asset to help drive unprecedented educational, technological and economic opportunity throughout New York State.”

CNSE’s NANOvember schedule includes two exciting events being held for the first time: the “Nano Discovery” collaboration with Police Athletic League (PAL) chapters in Albany and Troy on Saturday, November 12, and the Capital Region Nanotechnology Showcase.

Again this year, CNSE’s Community Lecture Series is being held on four consecutive Monday nights. In addition, CNSE will launch a unique display at Crossgates Mall in Albany: “NanoQuin World,” which will demonstrate the numerous ways in which nanotechnology has become an integral part of today’s society.

Click here for a complete list of events and activities planned during NANOvember.


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