Concord University Students Explore Nano Careers
The National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NanoEarth) hosted Concord University for an afternoon of speakers, tours, and hands-on demonstrations. Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory (NCFL) Director and Research Professor Matt Hull, Ph.D. discussed nanotechnology career opportunities. Students discovered these opportunities can be found in any industry, such as the medical field or water purification. Graduate School Admissions and Academic Advisor Jenn Million, CPACC, discussed the Virginia Tech process for applying to graduate school. Students learned about the application, life in Blacksburg, and resources available on campus. Following the speakers, students completed rotations in the NCFL for tours and demos. They explored the properties of nano fabric, heat transfer, and ferrofluid in everyday items. Students also had the opportunity to investigate samples on the transmission electron microscope.