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Girls’ Nano Summit held at UAlbany

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Capital Region school girls spent the day at UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to learn about high-tech careers.

CNSE, the nonprofit organization Girls Inc. and YNN's parent company, Time Warner Cable, all teamed up to host the Girls’ Nano Summit..

More than 100 middle school aged girls spent the day doing activities that teach them about science, technology, engineering and math, like conducting experiments and learning to fingerprint.

Instructors at CNSE say jobs in the industry are considered nontraditional for women and that's why it's important to show these girls the possibilities in the field at a young age.

"A lot of the girls that participate in this program aren’t exposed to science, technology or other types of career opportunities, perhaps it doesn’t come from their family with allot of professionals, so the opportunity to come to CNSE to see these things exist and there viable opportunities for them if they work hard, they can pursue these dreams. It’s a critical peek into the window of a future they could own,” said Dr. Sara Brenner, CNSE Assistant VP of Nano Health.

Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN and we are committed to the Connect a Million Minds program, inspiring youth to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. For more information on the initiative, go to connectamillionminds.com.

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