|Speakers will discuss NDSCS nanoscience technology program|
Michael Burke and Kristi Jean, from the Center for Nanoscience Technology Training (CNTT) at North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS), will visit the UND campus Wednesday, Dec. 12. They will present a talk at 2 p.m. in 211 Witmer Hall about their experience with this new and exciting program, "Educating the Emerging Technologies Workforce." Coffee and cookies will be served at 1:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall.
The mission of the North Dakota State College of Science Center for Nanoscience Technology Training (CNTT) is to support economic development within the state of North Dakota. The CNTT will meet the increasing need for technically skilled workers in the emerging technologies located throughout the Red River Valley, North Dakota and the surrounding region through the creation and delivery of educational and training programs based upon industry standards. NDSCS-CNTT will create modular educational/training materials, able to be delivered in a variety of methods, such as web-based, face to face, and CD/DVD.
The CNTT will provide educational and technology training opportunities in the following areas as a result of existing industry strengths in the region and identified potential growth areas:
* Nanotechnology (program status - active; start date fall 2006)
* Bio-fuels Technology (program status - approved, start date fall 2008)
* Biotechnology (program status - approval pending; anticipated start date fall 2009)
* Microelectronics Technology (program status - under development;
anticipated start date fall 2010)
* Micro-manufacturing Technology (program status - under development; anticipated start date fall 2010).
-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics, email@example.com, 777-3517