Area students visit SUNY Nanoscale campus

ALBANY, N.Y. – Hundreds of area middle and high school students visited the SUNY Nanoscale College campus on Thursday to learn about New York’s rapidly expanding high-tech economy.

The students participated in hands-on experiments, including wearing cleanroom bunny suits. Students gained a better understanding of clean energy technologies by experimenting with thin films, solar panels and ultraviolet beads.

In addition, they heard about a growing number of high-tech careers.

“Right now, we are looking for about four million new technology workers in the next five or ten years,” Instructional Support Technician Stephen Stewart said. “This is definitely one of the complexes that can give them a leg up on jobs that in the $90,000 to $100,000 range to start with a Master’s or PhD.”

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