Summer NanoCamp for girls
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science teams up with the Children's Museum of Science and Technology to get young girls excited about careers in science and technology.
Wednesday, the college played host to a group of middle school girls as part of the museum's "Girls in Science and Technology" program. They toured the nanotech complex at UAlbany and got hands-on experience with lab experiments.
The kids even got to try on the highly specialized clean suits workers wear inside the school's labs.
Organizers said the goal is to motivate young women to pursue careers in fast-growing industries like nanotechnology.
"The goal of getting girls involved is to increase the exposure for the young women to science and technology so they'll know the opportunities that are available to them later on in life. They'll know these are career paths that are available to them and to encourage them that this is something they can do," said Steven Warfield of UAlbany's Nanoscale Science College.
The Summer NanoCamp is a one-day event.