Train for careers in the nanotechnology industries
If “nanotechnology” sounds cool and exciting, it’s because it is!
The rapidly emerging field of nanotechnology is one of the Workforce Training Programs at Northwest Vista College (NVC).
What is nanotechnology?
According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, nanotechnology is the study of extremely small things (like atoms and molecules) that can be used across many science fields. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. What does that look like? To put it into perspective, the sheet of a newspaper is roughly about 100,000 nanometers thick.
Students enrolled in the program at NVC train as nanotechnicians whose skills can be applied in research and development corporations, nanofabrication, nanobiology/agriculture, nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, and nanomaterials.
Program Coordinator Qiaoying Zou envisions the program to expand, especially with the recent grant award of $199,217 from the National Science Foundation-Advanced Technology Education Program. Additionally, the students enrolled in the program are making great strides.
Earlier this fall, Jason Giuliani was selected to attend a conference in Washington, D.C. to learn about cutting-edge technology in science. He was one of 50 students selected to attend and was recognized for student excellence.
Students enrolled in the program who received scholarships for their participation in science, technology, engineering and math fields (STEM) include Aaron Hodson, Nolan Greenwood, and Jacob Hernandez. MIM (Math Intensive Majors) scholarships were recently awarded to: Jason Giuliani, Alex Rocha and Chris Salinas.
For more information about the program, contact program coordinator Qiaoying (Joy) Zhou at 486-4383.