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Supply and Demand Research in Nanotechnology

From 2009 to 2010, the Heldrich Center partnered with Arizona State University on a project funded by the National Science Foundation to understand some of the broad societal impacts of nanotechnology. The Heldrich Center conducted two studies as part of this initiative that are relevant to postsecondary education, including a census of nanotechnology degree programs in the United States and research with employers in Arizona to understand the demand for nanotechnology degrees and skills. The census of degree programs described regional and other trends in the development of nanotechnology degree majors and minors/tracks and identified key factors that schools consider when developing new nanotechnology education at the postsecondary level. The Center also conducted interviews with employers in industries, including aerospace, biotechnology, and other areas to better understand employer demand for workers who have nanotechnology skills and credentials. (Funded by the National Science Foundation through a grant from Arizona State University)

Topic: 
U.S. Labor Market & Industry
Funded By: 
National Science Foundation through a grant from Arizona State University
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
nanontechnology
nanotechnology employers
nanotechnology educational programs
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