Wheeling High School hosts nanotechnology forum

October 9, 2012 9:51:07 PM PDT
Science educators from around the world were at Wheeling High School Tuesday for a forum on the emerging field of nanotechnology.

Students heard experts speak on nanotechnology's role in traditional high school science curriculum.

Nanotechnology involves measuring and manipulating matter at exponentially small scales. Governor Pat Quinn says Illinois can seize a scientific opportunity.

"It's so important that we salute all the folks who are committed to this educational mission... we don't want to have a lack of skilled workers who know how to do highly technical complex things," said Gov. Quinn.

The National Science Foundation projects nanotechnology will generate 2 million jobs in the U.S. by 2020.


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