Category : Training

Program : Nanotechnology [ Show All | Back ]
Title : This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Industry Development Regional Collaborative (IDRC) grant, as implemented by California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Workforce and Economic Development Division.

Nanotechnology is the science of manipulating materials at the atomic level to design and manufacture new and better materials and products. One nanometer equals one billionth of 1 meter. A sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. Due to quantum mechanical effects at the nanoscale, the physical properties of materials change as well as rules of manufacturing.

The Center for the Advancement of Nanotechnology (NanoCenter) at the Donald F. Averill Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC) of the San Bernardino Community College District won a $2 million competitive grant for Nanotechnology from the US Department of Labor in January 2009 and a $350,000 IDRC grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Workforce and Economic Development Division in November 2012.  The overall goal of this grant project is to advance the economic development opportunities of Nanotechnology by providing a pipeline of trained workforce and bring about job development and wealth creation in our region. The Nanotechnology training program will consist of Phase I: 90 hours of hands-on training that introduces participants to Nano Characterization, Micro/Nanofabrication, Materials Characterization, Device Characterization, Electronic Devices, and Optoelectronic Devices.   Phases II and III focus on the Fundamentals of Nano-materials, Nano-energy and Nano-medicine.  The Nanotechnology training will be mostly conducted at the ATTC facility and some components of the hands-on training will be held at the Bourns College of Engineering at UCR and at employer/partner locations.  The next training sessions start on October 28, 2013.

ATTC is currently positioned to offer Nanotechnology, Green and Clean Technology training programs to meet the growing technology training needs of companies in the Inland Empire.

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