March 29, 2010

Nanocollege Offers Undergrad Engineering Degree

By: by Albany Business Review


The University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in New York will start an undergraduate engineering degree program in the spring of 2011.

Students in the program will be trained for positions in high-technology industries, including nanoelectronics, nanomedicine, health sciences and sustainable energy, and advanced-degree work in emerging engineering fields.

The new program, Nanoscale Engineering, was announced March 26 by the nanocollege's CEO Alain Kaloyeros during an educational conference on technology at Ballston Spa High School in Saratoga County.

The bachelor's engineering program is the second program in undergraduate studies offered at Albany NanoTech, the nanocollege's campus. Its first baccalaureate Nanoscale Science program started last year and has 15 students. Prior to that, Albany NanoTech's programs were reserved for masters- and doctoral-level studies.