TACNY Sweet Lecture At OCC On Nanotechnology – TODAY – Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

While not directly astronomy-related (unless you consider the materials science and physics connections for making better coatings, components, circuitry for GO-TO scopes, etc.), we will be posting lecture announcements from the TACNY – Technology Alliance of Central New York (tacny.org) – listserve to promote some of the best public lecturing on science and technology one can find in CNY. This lecture (and apologies for the short-notice) at the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College campus (PDF map available for download HERE – look for the Cassiopeia, er, “W” on the map) features Dr. Alain Kaloyeros of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany. One can get a look at his perspective on a syracuse.com article available HERE (and, as is regretfully the case on some syracuse.com posts, please ignore the comment section).

Nanotechnology: Driving a 21st Century Educational and Economic Renaissance in NYS

TACNY and the Tech Garden will host “Nanotechnology: Driving a 21st Century Educational and Economic Renaissance in NYS” on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 6 pm at the Whitney Applied Technology Center at OCC. The featured speaker is Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and CEO, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany-SUNY.

This free event is open to the public and is part of TACNY’s Sweet Lecture Series.

Dr. Kaloyeros is a key player in the development and implementation of New York’s high-tech strategy to become a global leader in the nanotechnology-driven economy of the 21st century. CNSE has generated over $7 billion in public and private investments, including more than $6 billion from the federal government and the international nanoelectronics industry. Dr. Kaloyeros will provide an overview of nanotechnology and will describe regional initiatives, including CNSE’s partnership with Lockheed Martin and CenterState CEO to develop the Nanotechnology Innovation and Commercialization Excelerator (NICE).

Dr. Kaloyeros is a past recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award, as well as a number of other awards from organizations throughout the technology and business communities.

Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Walk-ins are also welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there – please pass the word!