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Nanotechnology for Non-Techies Course at NanoTX'06

Published on June 21, 2006 at 1:53 PM

Nanotech 101 – An Overview of Nanotechnology for Non-techies taught by Austin Community College will be free for business and other professionals at the Dallas Convention Center September 26, the day before nanoTX’06 conference and trade expo opens. Concurrent classes will be held at 12:30p to 2:30p, and 3:00p to 5:00p

This seminar is designed to give conference participants who have little or no knowledge of nanotechnology a broad overview of the field. Attending this seminar is expected to enhance the participant’s conference experience by explaining, in a non-technical way, what nanotechnology is and how it will affect business and industry, even all of us in the near and long-term.

Mike Midgely, Vice President of Workforce, Education and Business Development at Austin Community College, says “seminar participants will better understand and benefit from the many in-depth presentations to be provided throughout the conference. While the seminar will discuss nanotechnology as it relates to many existing and emerging industries, the primary focus will be on the four areas highlighted by the nanoTX’06 conference: Semiconductor (NEMS/MEMS); Biomedical (Health Sciences); Defense/Aerospace (Homeland Security), and; Energy/Chemical (Environment).”

Major topics will be: What is nanotechnology; What areas and industries does it affect; What are basic processes that are currently used in the industry; What economic effect will this emerging field most likely have.

Midgely advised that “when you attend the nanoTX’06 conference, expect to see some amazing things. If you attend the Nanotech 101 Seminar first, expect to also understand them.”

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