from the catching-the-wave dept.
In the wake of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative, and the establishment of major nanotechnology programs in California, New York and other states, smaller-scale programs are also springing up in other states and regions of the country. Two recent items from the trend:
- According to a report in Business First, a Columbus-based business journal, Ohio University has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to research nanotechnology ("OU gets grant for nanotechnology research", by C. Hall, 2 July 2001).
- Another item from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, ("It's all about being small: State jumps into 'nanoscience' ", by J. Bryant, 29 June 2001) sums the trend up pretty well: "Sensing what has become a global competition to develop these products, the federal government and universities such as Georgia Tech have suddenly gotten serious about funding nanoscience."