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Workforce Assessment of the NanoScience and Engineering Industry and Education in the United States

From 2005 to 2010, the Heldrich Center conducted a study of the workforce implications of nanotechnology in the United States. The study, funded by the National Science Foundation, included workforce assessments of the nanotechnology industry in three regions of the United States. The Heldrich Center used interviews and a web-based survey of companies to understand the changing skill and educational requirements of the nanotechnology industry in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona. The Heldrich Center also reviewed the capacity of local educational institutions to meet expected demand for nanotechnology workers in the region. Finally, the Center conducted a census of nanotechnology degree programs in the United States and described key trends in the development of these programs. This project was completed as part of the Center for Nanotechnology and Society at Arizona State University. (Funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the Center for Nanotechnology and Society at Arizona State University)

Topic: 
U.S. Labor Market & Industry
Funded By: 
National Science Foundation as part of the Center for Nanotechnology and Society at Arizona State University
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
workforce assessment
workforce analysis
nanoscience
engingeering
education