Sunday, January 30, 2005

Nano U

Youngsters explore future in nanotechnology (Mercury News)

    The nano world that Annie Cheung inhabited for a few hours Saturday morning was so small it was measured in the billionth fraction of an atomic particle.

    But as the Milpitas High School senior learned from Silicon Valley high-tech experts and leaders, nanotechnology -- the relatively new world of everything super small -- is a vast, uncharted territory for young students exploring a career in engineering and the sciences.

    Cheung was one of 24 high school and college students who gathered Saturday morning at the San Jose offices of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) for a reunion of graduates of "High Tech U," a camp started by semiconductor companies to encourage students from underserved communities to pursue careers in science and technology. More here (registration required)

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