May 21 - 23, 2013 – Minneapolis, MN
Six National Science Foundation National Advanced Technological Education Centers plan, produce, and fund the Micro Nano Technology Conference. Read more about the centers below and to find contact information.
MATEC is a part of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at the Maricopa Community Colleges. With its partners in education and industry, MATEC develops programs, materials, and training that enables students, faculty, and technicians to continuously master the evolving competencies in science, mathematics, technology, and communications required by the workforce of the semiconductor, automated manufacturing, and electronics industries.
State College, PA
The national center for Nanotechnology Applications
and Career Knowledge (NACK) Network was established at the Penn State College of Engineering through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program (DUE 1205105).
The NACK Network provides national coordination of workforce development programs and activities on behalf of the NSF ATE (Advanced Technological Education) program in an effort to meet industry needs for skilled micro- nanotechnology workers. The NACK Network
is a partnership of 2-year community and technical colleges and 4-yr universities that provide resources
for educators and students to create and sustain economically viable nanotechnology education
across the U.S.
NACK services include:
Contact: Bob Ehrmann, Managing Director
The National Science Foundation awarded Dakota County Technical College a $3 million grant to develop the Midwest Regional Center for Nanotechnology Education, or Nano-Link (DUE 0802323).
Nano-link promotes nanotechnology education at multiple grade levels by providing comprehensive resources for students and educators. These resources are supported by hands on educator workshops and classes. Working with various industry partners, Nano-link ensures their curriculum will help students gain the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to support the economic growth
of nano-related companies.
Visit nano-link.org to browse the extensive selection
of nanotechnology curriculum.
Contact:Deb Newberry, Executive Director and PI
The Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC) is an ATE Regional Center funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE 1003574). Our long-term goal of this planning proposal will be to establish the Tech Valley ATE Center for Semiconductor and Nanotechnology Workforce Development, led by Hudson Valley Community College, whose mission will be to bring together business, educators, and government in a collaborative effort to build
a highly-skilled technical workforce to meet the soon-to-be burgeoning employment demands of these rapidly growing industries in the upstate NY region.
When fully implemented, this Center will deliver cutting-edge educational and training programs, coordinate student recruitment and cooperative employment opportunities, research emerging workforce trends and training needs,
and disseminate findings and best practices for the benefit of its partners, the regional economy as a whole, and other communities seeking answers for similar challenges.
Contact:Erin Crimmel, Program Assistant
Located at the University of New Mexico, the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) is funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE 0902411)
and, offers professional development and educational materials to excite and engage secondary and post-secondary students in the field of Microsystems (MEMS) technology. This is a fast growing, multidisciplinary field. Microsystems products are
found in all the gadgets we use today and require a high level of technical skills by the people who manufacture, design and integrate these devices. By engaging students in learning where these Microsystems are used, how they are made and why they should care, educators can get them to see the relevancy and importance in learning Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Find information on these materials at scme-nm.org.
Contact: Anna Garden, Program Specialist
Seattle’s Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education (SHINE) establishes the Pacific Northwest NSF ATE Regional Center (DUE 1204279) and serves as the leader of nanotechnology collaboration in the region, providing industry, educators, researchers, youth organizations, and the general public a point of contact and a resource for connecting to other nanotechnology stakeholders.
SHINE also serves as the destination for interested students from across the region to enter into and
pursue formal undergraduate nanotechnology education providing an educational pathway that exists nowhere
else in the Pacific Northwest. SHINE's two-year college program at North Seattle Community College continues
to expand, preparing graduates for immediate technician-level employment or for transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue an advanced degree and serving as a model and a resource for other nanotechnology programs in the region.
Find information on these materials at seattlenano.org.
Contact: Alissa Agnello, Principal Investigator