Introducing a Nanotechnology Curriculum and Considerations for Bridging Academic/Industry Relationships: An Overview and the New Challenge for ATMAE
- Dominick E. Fazarro (The University of Texas at Tyler)
- Deb Newberry (Dakota County Technical College)
- Walt Trybula (Texas State University)
- Jim Hyder (University of New Mexico)
This paper discusses an envisioned nanotechnol-ogy curriculum in the field of industrial technology. To create a dynamic industrial technology 21st century workforce, a strong collaboration between academia and industry is required. Furthermore, building this new workforce requires proactive and out-of-the-box thinking to implement nanotechnology-based programs in anticipation of industry needs. As nanotechnology becomes more persuasive, industry’s demands for high technology, i.e. nanotechnology, management skills will originate from applied-technology programs. The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) must be in position to assist in supplying the nano-white collar workforce.
Keywords: higher education, manufacturing, materials and processes, nantechnology, research
How to Cite:
Fazarro, D. E. & Newberry, D. & Trybula, W. & Hyder, J., (2012) “Introducing a Nanotechnology Curriculum and Considerations for Bridging Academic/Industry Relationships: An Overview and the New Challenge for ATMAE”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 28(1).