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10/30/2007 —

What is nanotechnology? Ask 100 people this question and you'll get 11 different answers; 90 people will say “I have no idea,” and the other ten will give you varying definitions. In its original sense, nanotechnology refers to the projected ability to construct items from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, highly advanced products.

At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, prospective students can learn about the next industrial revolution by attending a free, one-hour Nanotechnology seminar, at 12pm on Tuesday, November 6, in the Technology Center room 101. High School students and graduates who come to the nanotechnology session will receive information on educational opportunities and University degree options. In addition, everyone who attends this special seminar will be registered to win 1 of 3 4GB Apple iPod Nanos.

By 2015, 50% of all new advanced technology products will incorporate nanotechnology. Eddie Bauer, for example, is currently using embedded nanoparticles to create stain-repellent khakis and dress pants. This modest, fairly low-tech application of nanotechnology is just a small example of how nanotechnology is being used in today’s industry. Individuals interested in nanotechnology applications should attend this informative seminar to learn how to get the necessary training to compete in tomorrow’s workplace.

With convenient class schedules, affordable tuition, outstanding faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, Penn State Wilkes-Barre provides the resources of a large research university in a small-college setting.

To learn more, call Dr. Albert Lozano at 570-675-9245 or send e-mail to axl17@psu.edu.

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