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Partnership between Colleges lead Students to Nanotechnology

Posted November 21, 2014 at 8:27 am

MR - 20141120 - Partnership and Nanotech PresentationPennsylvania Highlands Community College recently hosted a series of nanofabrication presentations on the College’s Richland Campus, with over 150 interested college and high school students participating. The presentations informed students about educational and career opportunities available through an agreement between Pennsylvania Highlands and the Penn State Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership.

Nanotechnology is a growing field in the United States and, according to an estimate by the National Science Foundation, there will be a need for one million skilled nanotechnology workers by 2015. This partnership between Penn State University and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will provide an opportunity for students in the region to develop valuable technical and scientific skills in this thriving field.

Students at Pennsylvania Highlands enrolled in Environmental Science, Pre-Engineering, General Studies, and Technology Management can qualify for the Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Capstone Semester at Penn State University Park.

Interested students will work with College faculty to select specific courses and develop the skills required admission into the program. These include college level algebra, chemistry, physics, writing, computer skills, and interpersonal skills.