Three Hundred Students Attend ‘NanoCareer Day’ at SUNY Poly CNSE to Learn About Exciting Nanoscience-Based Opportunities

Three Hundred Students Attend ‘NanoCareer Day’ at SUNY Poly CNSE to Learn About Exciting Nanoscience-Based Opportunities

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 16:02
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Hundreds of middle and high school students from six New York State counties attended SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s popular educational event

Albany, NY – Supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high-tech educational blueprint for New York’s students, 300 middle and high school students visited SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) on Wednesday, October 21 to engage in the quarterly “NanoCareer Day” program, where students learned about the 21st Century science underpinning New York’s burgeoning high-tech economy.

Students from six New York State counties took part in nanotechnology-enabled activities, including the chance to gown up in cleanroom “bunny” suits, learn how small a nanometer is, investigate polymers, and tour SUNY Poly CNSE’s $24 billion Albany NanoTech Complex, in addition to seeing first-hand the growing number of high-tech careers at New York’s top global corporations and at SUNY Poly CNSE.

Participating schools and their counties included: Knickerbacker Middle School, Lansingburgh Central School District (Rensselaer); Mohonasen High School, Mohonasen Central School District (Schenectady); Northville Central School (Fulton); Troy Middle School, Troy City School District (Rensselaer); Berlin Central School District (Rensselaer); New Visions Engineering, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (Warren); Lake George High School, Lake George Central School District (Warren); Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District (Oneida); and the Union College Science and Technology Entry Program (Schenectady).


SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit and