Friday, October 29, 2004

Hey kids, wanna be cool?

Enticing students on the nano-scale (by Matt Krupnick, Contra Costa Times)

    With high school science classes limited to traditional physics, chemistry and biology and failing to excite California high school students, UC Berkeley faculty are counting on the microscopic.

    The university's Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute plans to hire seven new faculty members in the next three years, said Tom Kalil, a leader of the institute, which hopes to become the foremost provider of the nation's nanoscientists.

    "I just think that the notion that we could make things at the molecular level is inherently cool," said Kalil, a former technology adviser to President Clinton. More here

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