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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

Highest approval rating awarded to the Scientific Methods NIP module 2 years in a row

623 – Module downloads (Since April, 2017 Launch)

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 Students

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)