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Temple course educates educators about nanotechnology careers in Pa.

High school science and technical education teachers came to Temple in July to learn more about career opportunities in the rapidly growing and evolving field of nanotechnology.

The short course, “Nanotechnology: The Future of Technology in Pennsylvania,” was presented by engineering faculty members Zdenka Delalic, Jim Chen, and Richard Cohen.

Temple's nanotechnology course was the main product of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, “Educating Career & Technology Education and Science Teachers in Nanotechnology,” which is intended to establish a base of teachers who can educate students about possible careers in nanotechnology.

Pennsylvania currently ranks fourth in the United States for number of nanotech firms.

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Photo courtesy Richard Cohen
Faculty and Students in Nanotechnology Short Course

Guest experts from around Pennsylvania came to give lectures, including Cynthia Kuper, a Temple chemistry graduate and founder of the first nanotechnology company in Pennsylvania, Versilant Nanotechnologies.

Participants were able to experience microtechnology with high-resolution light microscopes and then go on to nanotechnology with an Atomic Force Microscope in the bioengineering laboratory of mechanical engineering professor George Baran.

 

 


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