It’s a really big day in the nano world

Dean Jim Ryan talks to reporter Stephanie Stilwell of News 14 Carolina as the first class is about to get under way at the JSNN.

JSNN doctoral student Steven Coleman is interviewed in one of the school's labs.

Dean Jim Ryan calls the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering his “one-room schoolhouse,” and it opens today with 18 nanoscience grad students. They’ll be taking their classes in the conference room of the USDA research building at South Campus of the Gateway University Research Park on Lee Street. Lab rotations will be in two temporary locations in the building, along with labs at A&T and UNCG.

In about a year and a half, that one room will give way to the state-of-the-art, $65 million lab-and-classroom building being built next door (on time and on budget!) that will lead two universities into the highest of high-tech worlds.  But today is all about the students.  Here’s the news release we’ve issued, jointly, of course … Aggies and Spartans working together to produce one leading-edge education and research program.

NANO — joint news release 2010-08-23

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