Overview | Nanoengineering   


Training, Careers, Economic Growth

  • New Skills for New Processes

    • Tapping nanotechnology's job-creation potential: The first university computer science courses resulted from high-technology industries' recognizing the value of an emerging, general-purpose technology.  Similarly, CAN and the University of Toronto are preparing to meet the demand for a new generation of skilled professionals as technology merges into commercialization in the new decade.

    • High School Students will be introduced to Nanotechnology via presentations, magazine articles (e.g.,  FAZE Teen Magazine, pages 20 and 21, Summer 2001, "NANOTECHNOLOGY" with material contributed by CAN Director, Professor Harry E. Ruda)  and, in the near future,  tours of CAN's expanded facilities.  

    • Undergraduate Students in such groups as the new Engineering Science Nanotechnology Option, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemistry and Physics will have access to CAN's facilities for course work, design projects and undergraduate thesis projects.  A group of Engineering Science students are also actively promoting nanotechnology awareness among Engineering undergraduates with the newly-formed Nano Club. The club's website will also contribute to "nano-education" outside UofT. 

    • Graduate Students, PDFs, Research Associates and Visiting Research Fellows will be assisted by CAN-sponsored graduate scholarships and fellowships and will promote and enhance nanotechnology-related course content.


  • A New Generation of Highly Qualified Professionals for Next-Generation Products

    • CAN will provide training with advanced research equipment and state-of-the-art tools to produce highly-qualified technical personnel for new applications and industries, particularly in the area of design and implementation of advanced nanodevices.


  • A Solid Base for Continuous Job Creation

    • CAN's professors - international leaders in the field - will continue to attract other international leaders to expand and enhance the education of future researchers.

    • Workshops, short courses, distinguished lectures and specialized conferences will serve as a springboard for ideas and innovations that will lead to spin-off companies.

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