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PA Nanotechnology 2012: Nanotech's Role in Advancing PA's Economy Set for June 5th at Harrisburg UniversityHARRISBURG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - PA Department of Community and Economic Development, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Lehigh University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Penn State Materials Research Institute, Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, University of Pennsylvania Nano/Bio Interface Center and University of Pittsburgh Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering will host the PA Nanotechnology 2012 conference from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 5, 2012 at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. The PA Nanotechnology conference explores viable nano-based strategies, programs, and resources to assist economic development via education and job creation and retention. It will promote collaborative nanotechnology research, education, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and commercialization within the Commonwealth. By connecting education and industry, the conference will help provide a platform to enhance innovation, technology transfer, course curricula, job skills, and business growth. This event is an opportunity to publicize and promote PA leadership in nanotechnology R&D, education, and sustaining technology businesses. Promising new technologies and PA businesses will be highlighted. Nanotechnology involves science and engineering at the molecular and atomic scale, with applications in areas such as life sciences, electronics and energy. In 2010, the NSF and the National Nanotechnology Institute projected that the nanotechnology products market would be $400-1,000 billion by 2015, and $1-3 trillion by 2020. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and gain understanding of nanotechnology trends, evolving applications, workforce development, and partnering opportunities. Register or become a Sponsor by calling (610) 570-6898 or (717)-901-5168, or online at www.harrisburgu.edu/academics/undergrad/biotechnology/pa-nano-reg.php. Please register by May 22. Registration fee is $50. Late registration (or at the door) is $70. Sponsorship levels are: $1000 => Platinum - Includes 5 registrations, a display table, company logo and information banner at the venue and in the program booklet, and acknowledgment from the podium $500 => Gold - Includes 3 registrations, a display table, company logo and information in the program booklet, and acknowledgment from the podium $200 => Silver - Includes 1 registration, and a display table Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu