Educating to Advance Nanotechnology

Wednesday, January 23, 2008, Rayburn House Office Building B340

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Introductory Remarks

Briefing Summary

Nanotechnology enables the manipulation of materials at the level of single atoms, powering the development of new technologies, products and jobs. As nanotechnology spreads throughout industrial sectors, more companies will be needing individuals with the knowledge and skills to work in this realm. Consumers will also benefit from a greater understanding of nanotechnology as it increasingly permeates the products they use on a daily basis.

This briefing explored the education and training needed to stay competitive in nanotechnology, as well as the policy implications for all levels of education.

Briefing Sponsor

The ACS Science & the Congress Project in conjunction with Representative Darlene Hooley’s office & the NanoBusiness Alliance.

Featured Speakers

Greta Zenner,
moderating

Director: Interdisciplinary Education Group
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) on Nanostructured Interfaces
University of Wisconsin – Madison

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www.mrsec.wisc.edu/nano

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Jack Coats

Director of NanoBiology Development & Sales
FEI Company

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www.fei.com

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Deb Newberry

Faculty Member
Dakota County Technical College Nanoscience Technology Program

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Joe Krajcik

Associate Dean for Research
School of Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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Act4Chemistry.org Blog entry – discuss this briefing