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July 28, 2003
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Big Things In Small Places
Nationally recognized experts in the areas of nanotechnology and nanoscience will gather in Rapid City on Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, for the first regional conference on Nano-Science and Engineering. The conference, being held at the Hotel Alex Johnson, is sponsored by EPSCoR Centers Development Initiative and South Dakota EPSCoR.
Dr. Sherry Farwell, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s dean of Graduate Education and Research, and Dr. Jon Kellar, chair and professor, Tech’s Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, organized the conference.
At the conference, researchers and scientists will summarize current nanotechnology research areas in the region, and identify potential for new cooperative research areas and opportunities related to the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Scientists also plan to work toward the development of large-scale nanoscience and engineering proposals.
Nanotechnology is a hybrid science that combines engineering and science. In the next 50 years, machines will become increasingly smaller – so small, that thousands of these tiny machines would fit into the period at the end of this sentence. Within a few decades, we will use these nanomachines to manufacture consumer goods at the molecular level, piecing together one atom or molecule at a time to make baseballs, telephones and cars. As televisions, airplanes and computers revolutionized the world in the past century, scientists claim that nanotechnology will have an even more profound effect on the next century.
The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 22. Find more information, and a full agenda, at http://www.sdsmt.edu/nano_conf.
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