Oakton to host January nanotechnology open houses
(Dec. 20, 2016) Join Oakton Community College at one of the college’s Thursday evening nanotechnology open house events, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, at Skokie’s Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS+TP) Conference Center, 8045 Lamon Avenue.
According to Recruiter.com, salaries for nanotechnology engineering technicians average $79,000 per year and range from $30,000 to $94,000.
On the cutting edge of science, nanotechnology plays a critical role in biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine and physics--from building microprocessors and delivering anti-cancer drugs efficiently to making clothes more stain resistant and improving sunscreen absorption.
Explore opportunities in the nanotechnology arena and discuss Oakton-related internships, jobs and business resources in this field. Connect with representatives of local nanotech companies, discuss Oakton’s nanotech curriculum with faculty and alumni and tour the laboratory as part of these events. Refreshments will be served.
“As a community member and research scientist, I was very impressed with the facilities and equipment and was excited to learn about Oakton's Remote Access Guidance for Educators (ORANGE) program,” said STEM Specialist and Life Science Advisor Paloma Vargas, Ph.D., following a previous open house. “The information provided during the laboratory tour was very informative.”
Oakton will offer three nanotechnology courses during the spring 2017 semester: Fundamentals of Nanotechnology I, Fundamentals of Nanotechnology II and Nanotechnology Internship. Each is fundamental to Oakton’s 31-credit-hour nanotechnology certificate. Enrollment is limited and classes begin Jan. 17. Register at www.oakton.edu/apply.