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Student Branch Chapter Formed at UT Tyler

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

An IEEE Nanotechnology Student Branch Chapter was chartered  at The University of Texas at Tyler in the Fall semester of 2011.  This chapter is the first of its kind in Texas and 2nd in the world. Dr. Dominick E. Fazarro, UT Tyler Associate Professor in the Industrial Technology Program and IEEE Senior member, had a great supporting cast-Drs. Evelyn Hirt and Walt Trybula, both IEEE Senior members. The faculty in the  Human Resource Development and Technology were delighted to see an expansion of student interest in nanotechnology.  According to Dr. Fazarro, “There is an interest among students in the Industrial Technology program. Last summer, an online introduction course in nanotechnology which I created had an enrollment of 67 undergraduate and graduate students.”

“We as educators need to introduce nanotechnology on undergraduate level because,  this emerging technology will need trained workers in research, engineering, and management to sustain this new industry,” Fazarro continued. “This newly charted chapter is in response to building a need and being proactive to integrate nanotechnology courses in existing STEM programs”

They are currently building the chapter website.