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Nanotechnology Event No Small Feat

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016

On March 16, 2016, the ARCS Minnesota Chapter held a highly successful member recruitment event and fundraiser. The attendees’ generous donations will allow the chapter to sponsor another scholar next year! Hysitron, the world leader in the development of nanomechanical test instruments, sponsored the nanotechnology-themed event.  

The achievements of the chapter’s scholars and scholar alums were highlighted in the premiere of the ARCS Minnesota Scholars video and in poster sessions on the “Avenue of Innovation.” The video showcased research projects interwoven with discussions of the impact that ARCS has had on scholars’ research.

Keynote Speaker Deb Newberry, co-author of The Next Big Thing is Really Small!, and Tom Wyrobek, founder and CEO of Hysitron, respectively discussed nanotechnology’s impact and market growth over the past 20 years. Then Hysitron engineers led sought-after lab tours, demonstrated the company’s products, and answered questions posed by fascinated audience members.

Minnesota ARCS Scholar, Nessa Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering, said "The Hysitron event was very rewarding! I presented my research; networked with ARCS members, guests, and the other scholars; and learned about Hysitron and the company’s technology. I also had useful discussions with guests who work in similar fields and share key contacts and interests!"

View video of Minnesota ARCS Scholars.
Photo and article courtesy of Kristen Sheikh