NANOTECHNOLOGY: POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS FOR EDUCATORS
Nanotechnology is expected to permeate many areas of science and industry outside of electronics in the years ahead. Nowhere is this being felt more strongly today than in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries (Source: Directorate for Education and Human Resources).
Sessions in this track explore how community colleges and other educational institutions can anticipate and meet existing and future training needs in this emerging field. Presentation topics include, but are not limited to:
· What is meant by the term "nanotechnology"
· Possible sources for authoritative information and educational models
· What institutions have done to develop associate degree programs in nanotechnology
· Steps that can be taken to implement new nanotechnology curriculum and programs
· Ways to match curriculum to present and future industry workforce needs
· Present and future employment opportunities for graduates
· Pathways from associate to baccalaureate nanotechnology programs