NANO-LINK BY THE NUMBERS
Follow Nano-Link’s history and impact here!
Hitting the Target – A Nano-savvy Workforce
2004 - Multi-disciplinary A.A.S. Degree NanoScience Program Begins
One of only 8 two-year technical colleges in the country offering a degree in the field of nanotechnology.
2008 - Regional Nano-Link Center Opens
1 of 40 Advanced Technological Education – ATE Centers
First ATE Nano Center
2009 - Nano-Link Conference Established
Conference brings students, educators and industry together.
2011 - Nano-Infusion Program is Born
Recognizing the need for a distribution channel for its modules and for a “high touch” implementation, NIP educator workshops are offered nation-wide.
34 - Nano-Infusion Program Educator Workshops delivered (by request since 2014)
556 – Educators Reached
560 - Educators requesting NIP module kits
72,584 Students introduced to/using NIP modules
00% – Highest approval rating awarded to the Scientific Methods NIP module in 2017 (McRel data)
00 – Module downloads (Website Data)
7 - Two-year A.A.S. Programs Across the U.S. Join the Affiliate Program
Institutions adopting the Nano-Link model, infusing nano into curriculum, mentoring others and creating:
25 – Semester long Courses
18 – College level Labs and Experiments
9 – Nano-Infusion Program Modules and Kits that are available for outreach and infusion
Dozens of Market Segments Impacted
Nanotechnology, dealing with materials at the molecular and atomic level, is now recognized and practiced in biotechnology, materials science, photonics, and energy industries.
000 - Nano-Link Conference Attendance
000 – Companies represented
000 – Educators
000 - Mentoring & Outreach Successes
000 Nano Topic Presentations or Demonstrations Delivered
00 – Nano Days Events (offered in partnership with UMN)