National Nanotech Leader to be Keynote Speaker at HU Hosted Conference

Register for the 2012 PA Nanotechnology Conference at HU by calling (610) 570-6898 or (717)-901-5168, Registration fee is $50. Late registration (or at the door) is $70.
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May 29, 2012 - PRLog -- The keynote speaker for the June 5th PA Nanotechnology 2012 at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will be Dr. Sally Tinkle, Deputy Director of the National Nanotech Coordination Office (NNCO) of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC).

The PA Nanotechnology Conference explores viable nano-based strategies, programs, and resources to assist economic development via education and job creation and retention. It will promote collaborative nanotechnology research, education, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and commercialization within the Commonwealth

Dr. Tinkle’s responsibilities include facilitation and coordination of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, especially the environment, health, and safety activities. Previously, as Senior Science Advisor in the Office of the Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Tinkle developed the NIEHS nanotoxicology extramural research portfolio and the NIEHS NanoHealth and Safety Enterprise, a framework for public-private partnerships. She has been an active member of the trans-NIH Nanotechnology Task Force and is senior author of the health implications section of the NIH Nanotechnology Report to the NIH Director. At the federal level, Dr. Tinkle co-chaired the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (2009 – 2010) and is the NSET Nanotechnology Environment and Health Implications working group (NEHI) Task Group Leader for human health and nanomaterials. She is a senior author on the human health sections of the three NEHI environment health and safety (EHS) documents that form the federal approach to EHS research.

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Lehigh University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Penn State Materials Research Institute, Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, University of Pennsylvania Nano/Bio Interface Center and University of Pittsburgh Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering will host the PA Nanotechnology conference.

By connecting education and industry, the PA Nanotechnology Conference will help provide a platform to enhance innovation, technology transfer, course curricula, job skills, and business growth. This event is an opportunity to publicize and promote PA leadership in nanotechnology R&D, education, and sustaining technology businesses. Promising new technologies and PA businesses will be highlighted.

Nanotechnology involves science and engineering at the molecular and atomic scale, with applications in areas such as life sciences, electronics and energy. In 2010, the NSF and the National Nanotechnology Institute projected that the nanotechnology products market would be $400-1,000 billion by 2015, and $1-3 trillion by 2020. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and gain understanding of nanotechnology trends, evolving applications, workforce development, and partnering opportunities.

Register or become a Sponsor by calling (610) 570-6898 or (717)-901-5168, or online at Registration fee is $50. Late registration (or at the door) is $70.

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) provides technical and administrative support to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee, serves as a central point of contact for Federal nanotechnology R&D activities, and provides public outreach on behalf of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NNCO coordinates the preparation and publication of NNI interagency planning, budget, and assessment documents, such as the annual NNI supplement to the President's budget. The office organizes meetings of the NSET subcommittee and its working groups. It also organizes NNI-sponsored workshops and, as appropriate, prepares and publishes reports of those workshops. In addition, the office maintains and coordinates development of information on the NNI and its activities for Congress when requested.

The NSTC was established by Executive Order on November 23, 1993. The Cabinet-level council is the principal means by which the President coordinates science, space, and technology policies across the Federal Government. The NSTC coordinates the diverse parts of the Federal research and development enterprise. An important objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal science and technology investments in areas ranging from nanotechnology and health research to improving transportation systems and strengthening fundamental research. The Council prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies to form a comprehensive investment package aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals.

Register or become a Sponsor by calling (610) 570-6898 or (717)-901-5168, or online at Registration fee is $50. Late registration (or at the door) is $70.

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email
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