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GN10: reducing principles to practice leads off with a "101" class

In an article written by Jim Barlow, director of science and research communications at UO: "Nanotechnology is now the top applied-science priority in the world, and that effort is being led by industry but in strong collaboration across disciplines. However, putting undergraduate-level students into nanotechnology's adoption of green chemistry principles remains vitally important.

Those messages were among many that were delivered June 16 to opening-day participants of the fifth annual Greener Nano Conference sponsored the Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative (SNNI) of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI).

About half of the conference's more-than-100 participants from both industry and academia attended the opening Greener Nano 101 Workshop designed to introduce them to issues and challenges facing efforts to incorporate green chemistry principles into the still-ongoing discovery phases of nanotechnology. More technical discussions were pursued on June 17-18. The event was held at UO Portland."

Read the rest of Mr. Barlow's article here

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