Published on Friday May 28, 2004
The PA NANO Conference, The Business of Nano: Pennsylvania
Nanotechnology Conference 2004, held May 25 and 26 at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center, was a huge success for Drexel!
Drexel was the only university that acted as a Conference Sponsor
and the University's name was prominently displayed. Mark
Modzelewski, Founder & Executive Director of NanoBusiness
Alliance who is behind the Nanotechnology bill signed into law by
President Bush, praised Drexel's co-op system as the best mechanism
to link universities and industry. Secretary Dennis Yablonsky and
Phillip Bond, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce and Technology,
mentioned Drexel as one of the major technological forces in the
Pennsylvania region. Many Drexel students and faculty (29
registered participants) attended the meeting and presented posters
(6 of 40 posters were from Drexel). High-school teachers who
participated in the summer NSF-sponsored RET program at Drexel,
stood up during the plenary session and announced that Drexel does
more for K-12 education in Philadelphia than any other university.
Thanks to all who participated in the event and/or helped us to
prepare the promotional materials for PA NANO. You can find
conference materials posted at www.pananoconference.org.