March 4-7, 2014
Carnegie Science Center
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Think really big ideas – an elevator into outer space... the end of cancer. This is not Star Trek but the near future, possibly your future.
Probe deeper into these big challenges and the science that makes them possible – carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles targeted for cancer therapy.
This engaging presentation and discussion will feature major innovations in nanotechnology, how they may impact your life, and related careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Presenter: Alan Brown, PhD, MBA., Former Executive Director, PA NanoMaterials Commercialization Center
In 2006 he founded the Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center in Pittsburgh as a non-profit organization focused on commercializing the new field of nanotechnology. From 2006 until 2012, he managed and grew this organization from a vision defined by a public partnership of the major materials-based companies in the region: Alcoa, Bayer MaterialScience, US Steel and PPG Industries, along with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, and Pittsburgh’s two leading universities: Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh. Over that time, Dr. Brown successfully won over 9 million dollars in public funding and developed a unique commercialization model in partnership with the two Pittsburgh universities, along with Penn State University and Lehigh University. This model accelerates commercialization and new product development through partnerships between entrepreneurs, large companies and researchers using advanced materials and nanotechnology. The projects supported by the Center resulted in: two new company start-ups, a 10:1 ratio of additional private investment matched to the public funding, 170 new high technology jobs, 27 new patents, and 36 new technologies.
Please verify with the registrar that the students registered have either taken the intro workshop and/or have basic knowledge of definition of nano and scale and an interest in further understanding in this field, possible a career.
Science and technology topics include:
Basics of Advanced Materials Processes (including Chemistry) and Nanotechnology
Program Capacity: 30Program Dates & Times
March 6, 2014 – 11 am
March 7, 2014 – 11 am
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