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A Regional Center For Manufacturing Education In Nanofabrication

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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7.99.1 - 7.99.8



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Paul Hallacher

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On July 9, 2001, the National Science Foundation designated the Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership as a Center for Manufacturing Education in Nanofabrication. This designation represents a major milestone in the continuing development of the Pennsylvania NMT Partnership, a unique education collaborative involving The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges, the 14 comprehensive public universities of the State System of Higher Education, secondary schools, private industry, and other participants. The Pennsylvania NMT Partnership was established in 1998 with support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The primary purpose of the NMT Partnership is to help meet an industry need for technicians skilled in nanofabrication by leveraging the Penn State Nanofabrication Facility, one of just five facilities of its type in the nation, to strengthen associate degree programs in nanofabrication at Pennsylvania community colleges. The Penn State Nanofabrication Facility was established in 1994 as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored National Nanofabrication Users Network (NNUN). In addition to Penn State, the NNUN includes Cornell University, Howard University, Stanford University, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Through the NNUN, the NSF supports nanofabrication “users’ facilities” at each of these universities as locations where academic and industrial researchers have access to the equipment and engineering expertise needed to perform nanotechnology research.

Hallacher, P. (2002, June), A Regional Center For Manufacturing Education In Nanofabrication Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10274

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