The workforce needs of nanotechnology firms: An in-depth study of biotechnology, microelectronics, and aerospace firms in the state of Arizona, USA

Carl E. Van Horn, Aaron R. Fichtner, Scott B. Reynolds

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Abstract

While much effort has been devoted to describing the latest innovations in nanotechnology, relatively little effort has focused on understanding the skill and workforce needs of companies involved with nanotechnology. To help advance a broad understanding of these needs, researchers from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development1 at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are completing a study of the effects of nanotechnology on the skill and workforce needs of high technology companies in the state of Arizona, USA. The Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan regions have a concentration of firms in three high technology industries at the center of nanotechnology development: the biotechnology industry, the microelectronics industry, and the aerospace industry. The study will collect and analyze information through a series of in-depth interviews with nanotechnology firms and with an on-line survey of companies using nanotechnology in the state of Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings
Pages627-630
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Aug 24 2007
Event2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: May 20 2007May 24 2007

Publication series

Name2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period5/20/075/24/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • Education
  • Skills
  • Training
  • Workforce

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    Van Horn, C. E., Fichtner, A. R., & Reynolds, S. B. (2007). The workforce needs of nanotechnology firms: An in-depth study of biotechnology, microelectronics, and aerospace firms in the state of Arizona, USA. In 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings (pp. 627-630). (2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings; Vol. 1).