NSCC has been named a National Science Foundation Advanced
Technological Education Regional Center for Nanotechnology with a grant of a
little under $3 million to sustain the center for four years. This center will
allow North, the first college in the region to offer a two-year Associate of
Applied Science degree in nanotechnology, to expand on the work
accomplished over the past three years through a previous National Science
Foundation Advanced Technological Education project grant.
The Regional Center, called "Seattle Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education" (SHINE), will work with academic, industry and government stakeholders to promote awareness of the principles of nanoscience and serve the current and future needs of nanotechnology industries by expanding the diversity and number of adequately trained nanotechnologists in the region (Washington, Oregon and Idaho).
Alissa Agnello, faculty member at NSCC in chemistry and nanotechnology, comments on the award: "I look forward to working with the SHINE team and our partners over the next four years. We will be supporting regional educators and industry by getting students excited about nanotechnology and training future nanotechnicians to meet industry needs in the area. We are excited that NSCC is going to become an even bigger resource, connecting the regional nanotechnology community."
To learn more about nanotechnology study at North, visit the NSCC Nanotechnology Program.