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Minnesota State College
Nanoscience involves the study of chemistry, biology, engineering and physics and focuses on the composition, structure, properties and behavior of material at the molecular and atomic level. Research, observation, measurement and manipulation occur at the nanometer range.
Nanostructures can fit together into larger structures to produce items such as microelectronics, microsensors and micromachines.


(1) University of Minnesota
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The Nanofabrication Center, or NFC, is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the design, fabrication, and testing of small scale devices. We offer tools and expertise to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale technologies, such as integrated circuits, microsensors, thin film coatings, micro-optical systems, and nanostructured materials.

(2) Normandale Community College
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Associate in Applied Science in Nanotechnology
This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to perform as a technician in semiconductor manufacturing. This occupation provides a variety of employment opportunities in vacuum technology, optical manufacturing, manufacturing operations such as electron beam machining or electron beam welding and the manufacture of semiconductors. Other positions may include responsibilities associated with operations, technical sales and quality control.



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Midwest Reginal Center for Nanotechnology Education
The primary mission of Nano-Link is to provide topical, nanoscience content in an easy to integrate modularized format for use by high school and college educators as well as industry.


(3) Dakota County Technical College
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This program prepares students for careers in nanobiotech, nanomaterials and nanoelectronics industries. The program also provides a strong foundation applicable to environmental, energy and agricultural industries.