nanotechnology in utica new yorkThe Leader Herald reported that the announcement this month of the $1.5 billion “Nano Utica” campus at SUNYIT will surround Fulton and Montgomery counties on three sides with nanotechnology development. The other two major nano centers are the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany and the Global Foundries plant in Malta.

Fulton Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger told reporters that the local region is prepared to train a nanotechnology workforce. As we reported earlier this month, the College offers robust advanced manufacturing training and has a full cleanroom facility focused on metrology.

Swanger told the Leader Herald that there are about 90 to 100 students in the nanotechnology program and the program graduated about 25 students last year. He said the focus of the program is job preparation but some students transfer to the nanotechnology programs at UAlbany or SUNYIT.