Cornell University Presents: New York State Nanotechnology Network Symposium: "Bridging the Workforce Gap" (Register by May 16, 2022)

May 19, 2022
9:00 AM-4:40 PM EST

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This event is being held In Person at Cornell University. We will update the schedule online as our speakers confirm their participation.

Please register by Monday, May 16th. There is a nominal registration fee of $25 to cover the costs of symposium materials and a box lunch for all registered participants. The registration fee will be waived for industry sponsors and students who are presenting a poster and/or giving a talk. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: NNN Symposium, "Bridging the Workforce Gap" | CNF (

The registration fee will be waived for industry sponsors and students who are presenting a poster and/or giving a talk. Also, we have guest rooms reserved at two hotels for those who will be traveling to Ithaca. Please email Melanie-Claire Mallison for more information if you need overnight accommodations: (

On Thursday, May 19th, the Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF) will host the first New York State Nanotechnology Network (NNN) Symposium geared toward connecting NYS undergraduate and graduate students with our NYS industry partners for the purpose of "Bridging the Workforce Gap." The day will include a morning session with student, government, and industry talks, and an afternoon Poster Session & Career Fair!

The overall mission of the NNN is to help build local relationships, solve common problems and grow awareness of the state’s capabilities.  Being a part of this network provides a mechanism to showcase the capabilities within the state thus allowing universities/colleges and industry to partner and help the states technology grow.

The goal of this Career Fair themed symposium is to showcase the NYS student workforce talent pipeline and to bring together New York State colleges and universities and industries to exchanging information and to present technology research activities in and around NYS. Come and network with us. Find the great employees you were looking to hire -- or find your dream job!

Registration will open on Monday, April 4th (to allow us time to settle our program), but feel free to contact Melanie-Claire Mallison at CNF now to get in the queue for that announcement [email]


Submit a nano-research-related abstract by March 25th to be part of this showcase for New York State students. From the submitted abstracts, we will choose a line up of student talk presenters and poster presenters. All presenters will attend the symposium for free! We will cover your registration fee, lunch, symposium materials, and in some cases, pay for your overnight accommodation if you have to travel to Ithaca.

The full abstract request, with instructions, is here.


Sponsors participate in the student showcase and are part of the Career Fair. Sponsorship perks can include your company logo on this website and in our symposium materials, complimentary registration for up to five representatives, a table at the Career Fair, your company named on the student Best Talk and Best Poster Awards, assisting off-site students in attending the symposium to present their work, exclusive access to the attendees list, and finally, funding future NNN Symposiums.

The three levels of sponsorship are detailed here.


If you would like to simply attend the NNN Symposium and find out what is new in nanotechnology and workforce needs in New York State, feel free to register, starting April 4th. The registration fee of $25 covers your symposium materials and lunch.

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