August 6-8, 2007
Nanotechnology is certainly more than a buzz word these days. It is a broad field encompassing many disciplines and areas of research and application.
The 2007 Statewide Conference on Nanotechnology, organized by Austin Community College in cooperation with SEMATECH, provides a forum for educators, business leaders, and policy makers to learn about the emerging field of nanoscience and technology, how to incorporate nanotopics into science education curriculum, and encourage economic development within their community.
Distinguished speakers and experts in the nanotechnology field will discuss key topics, including current advances related to biomedical applications, energy generation and utilization, defense applications, and the electronics/semiconductor industry.
Properties of nanomaterials, tools and processes utilized in industry, and consumer applications will be addressed, as well as economic development, environmental and societal factors and other related topics.
The 2007 Statewide Conference on Nanotechnology will feature:
- Two days of presentations by distinguished speakers from Texas universities, business, and research organizations.
- Hands-on demonstrations of tools used in the field of nanotechnology
- Tours of local research facilities and companies involved in nanotechnology
- Educational materials for use in classroom and community education
Who Should Attend
Educators ranging from middle school, high school, community colleges, and universities interested in enhancing their programs with nanotechnology-related education and materials are encouraged to attend. Individuals involved in regional and statewide economic development, especially as it relates to high technology and nanotechnology-related industries, jobs, educational infrastructure, funding, and creating local and statewide partnerships will also benefit from this conference.
Attendees will have the opportunity to be part of discussions and share ideas and strategies on how to collaborate and insure Texas is at the forefront of nanotechnology education, research, application development and ultimately job creation.