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Professor Fonash gives invited testimony on Nanotechnology Technician Education before House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education

Professor Stephen Fonash

Professor Stephen Fonash
Penn State University

U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Science and Technology

June 19, 2007 Subcommittee Hearing: The Role of Community Colleges and Industry in Meeting the Demand for Skilled Production Workers and Technicians in the 21st Century Economy

Hearing Documents

Press Release View

Charter View [PDF]

Professor Fonash's Testimony

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Written Testimony Abstract View [PDF]

Additional Committee Questions View [PDF]

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Congressional introductory statement. View

Professor Fonash's statement. View

Professor Fonash's reply to the issue of student placement and marketing of the community college experience. View

Question about maintaining America's high-tech workforce and the effectiveness of vocational schools.

Professor Fonash's notes that the pathways from community college to universities were nonexistent when he first became involved.


Professor Fonash suggests that rather than trying to catch up in silicon technology, we should develop new methods especially, self-assembly. View

Mr. Miller discusses loss of high-tech jobs. View

Professor Fonash's suggests that "innovation is the answer." View

Mr. Bartlett describes America's sorry state of scientific affairs.

Professor Fonash notes that CSI has created a surplus of potential forensic scientists, but little marketing is spent making nanotechnology seem cool.


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