First NanoHigh Students Graduate
In June 2011, 15 Albany High School students received certificates June 9 celebrating their successful completion of the groundbreaking "NanoHigh" program, a first-of-its-kind partnership between the City School District of Albany and the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE).
Believed to be the first program of its kind at a public school anywhere in the United States when it debuted at Albany High in 2007, NanoHigh connects students with the science described by the National Nanotechnology Initiative as “leading to the next Industrial Revolution.”
Since its inception four years ago, 75 Albany High students have received certificates for successful completion of the program, which was designed by CNSE and the district to enhance students’ opportunities to take advantage of a growing number of nanotechnology-related careers in the Capital Region, across New York state and around the world.
Through classroom work at Albany High and hands-on laboratory activities at CNSE’s nearby Albany NanoTech Complex, students explore the promise and potential of nanotechnology to enable advanced technologies that will positively impact fields ranging from electronics, energy and the environment to health care, military and information technology, among many others.