NANOvember 2013

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October is ending and that means it's time to turn the calendar page to, um, NANOvember.

The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has once again lined up a month of events focused on highlighting nanotechnology and what's going at the NanoCollege. The events start this Saturday (November 2) with the annual community day. Blurbage:

CNSE Community Day is a chance for people of all ages from the Capital Region and beyond to receive an up-close look at the exciting world of nanotechnology. Attendees will experience hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, timely presentations, and guided tours of CNSE's unrivaled Albany NanoTech Complex. Attendees will see firsthand how CNSE and New York State have emerged as the epicenter for the nanotechnology-driven society of the 21st century!

Here's the full list of NANOvember events, many of which are free and open to the public. We've plucked a few that caught our eye -- they're after the jump.

All descriptions from CNSE.

November 4: Community Lecture Series: NanoCollege student-led start-ups
CNSE students who have launched nanotechnology companies recognized in the statewide New York Business Plan Competition will discuss their emerging firms. Presenters will represent Empire Biotechnologies, targeting a nano-based solution to prevent tooth decay; Eonic LLC, which is developing next-generation supercapacitors to dramatically increase their performance for hybrid vehicle and smart grid applications; and H+B Secure Technology, which is focusing on software, electronics, and RFID chip technology to combat counterfeit goods. 6:30 pm

November 9: NanOlympics
Learn about the role nanotechnology will play at the 2014 Winter Olympics during a presentation by Dr. Sara Brenner, CNSE Assistant Vice President for NanoHealth Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience, and take part in a number of fun, family-oriented winter sports activities using nano-enabled equipment. 11:30 am

November 11: Community Lecture Series: Nano & Energy Efficiency
CNSE Associate Professor of Nanoengineering and Presidential Fellow at the SUNY Research Foundation Dr. Shadi Shahedipour Sandvik will discuss a number of novel solutions to the challenge of ever-increasing energy demand. In particular, she will explain the game-changing potential of III-Nitride-based devices which have a wide variety of applications, including high-efficiency LED lighting, ultraviolet LEDs for water purification and biological agent detection, quantum computing, and astronomy. 6:30 pm

November 18: Community Lecture Series: Nano & Cardiovascular Disease
CNSE Associate Professor of Nanobioscience Dr. Mohamed Trebak will discuss his latest research which was recently featured in Science Signaling and Circulation Research journals for its importance and broad interest to the medical community. His work has major implications for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, which includes cardiac disease, atherosclerosis, and hypertension. 6:30 pm

November 23: Nano Family Fun Day at CNSE CMoST
CNSE CMOST will open its doors at no cost during this event that will give attendees an exciting hands-on adventure into the world of nanotechnology. Activities will include creating a polymer chain to take home, learning about LED lighting with the help of ice cream and much more. 10 am-2 pm

November 25: Community Lecture Series: Dr. Alain Kaloyeros
CNSE Senior VP & CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros will discuss the emergence of nanotechnology, its growing impact on all facets of society, and the growing global leadership of CNSE and New York State in the science that is "leading to the next Industrial Revolution." 6:30 pm

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