NanoProfessor, a division of NanoInk,
Inc.® focused on nanotechnology education, announced today that College
of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California has aquired the NanoProfessor Nanoscience
Education Program to supplement its current nanotechnology educational offerings.
College of the Canyons' nanotechnology program aims to provide participants
with a working understanding of nanotechnology and practical exposure to conventional
The NanoProfessor Program helps College of the Canyons meet this objective
by providing additional instrumentation, curriculum, and hands-on labs expanding
students' knowledge, skills and real-world experience needed to succeed in the
rapidly growing nanotechnology industry.
"We are committed to providing a meaningful education with a curriculum
that translates to the workforce," said Audrey Green, associate vice president
of academic affairs at College of the Canyons. "The NanoProfessor Nanoscience
Education Program expands our ability to provide students with a comprehensive
curriculum created by industry experts and the hands-on experience needed to
attract high tech employers to the skills our students possess."
"We are very pleased that College of the Canyons chose the NanoProfessor
Nanoscience Education Program to complement its existing undergraduate nanotech
educational offerings. The NanoProfessor Program will give College of the Canyons'
students the opportunity to utilize the same equipment that many professionals
in nanotechnology are using today," said Dean Hart, executive vice president
at NanoInk. "Through this hands-on experience, students will gain the skills
necessary to participate and even create the nanotechnology innovations of the
future in the areas of medicine, materials, energy, electronics and biotechnology."
The NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program aims to expand hands-on nanotechnology
education from the cleanrooms of research-based universities to undergraduate
classrooms, and is especially well-suited to nanotechnology educational initiatives
at the community college, technical institute, and undergraduate university
level. The program alternates between classroom lectures and hands-on lab work
and includes a 275-page textbook authored by leading nanotechnology experts,
covering the topics of Nanotechnology Basics, NanoPhysics, NanoChemistry, NanoBiology
and Environmental, Health, and Safety perspectives on nanotechnology.
During the hands-on lab experiments, students learn the fundamentals for building
custom-engineered, nanoscale structures while working with state-of-the-art
equipment including NanoInk's NLP 2000 Desktop NanoFabrication System, a student-friendly
atomic force microscope (AFM), an advanced fluorescence microscope, and various
chemical and biological materials used today within current and emerging nanotechnology
For more information on how the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program
can be implemented at your community college, technical institute, high school
or university, please call (847) 679-NANO (6266) or visit www.NanoProfessor.net.