The New Visions Engineering students from the Career and Technical Education program at the Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls learned how to build photovoltaic or solar cells at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Integrated Electronics Micro and Nano Fabrication Clean Room Facility in Troy.
The hands-on experience introduced working in a Clean Room in the nanotechnology industry. New Visions Engineering teacher Daniel Kittell said, “Developments in the local economy such as Global Foundries and the growth of UAlbany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering have paved the way for Upstate New York to be a global leader in these nano-scale manufacturing and technology. We want our students to be exposed to all the latest in the industry.”
The 11 students who attended were: Paul Amengual from Queensbury, Beecher Baker from Warrensburg, Leonard Darcy from Cambridge, Colin Diamond from Glens Falls, Ryan Donohue from Argyle, Cary Frechette from Corinth, Michael Gusek from Fort Ann, Meghan Hendricks from Fort Edward, Jessica Lord, from Glens Falls, Gregory Meyers from Queensbury, and Christopher Robinson from Warrensburg.
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