|Author to Present Nanotechnology Lecture
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|FEBRUARY 3, 2004 -- Governments around the world are investing $2 billion in it, private corporations are investing even more, and swarms of venture capitalists have now locked on to it as "the next big thing."|
Deb Newberry, executive director of The Nanotechnology Group in Minneapolis, will present a public lecture on nanotechnology Monday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in Michigan Tech's Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building Room 641.
Her talk will be a general overview of this exciting new field of science and technology, and she will offer her sense of where nanotechnology is going.
She is co-author, with Jack Uldrich, of "The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business," which describes in a non-scientific manner what nanotechnology is, how it is going to revolutionize business and what every executive needs to know to survive "the nanotechnology revolution."
Newberry is currently involved in several nanotechnology projects, including space exploration and virtual reality, and she is particulary interested in reaching out to secondary school students and museums.
Newberry brings a variety of experiences to this task, including familiarity with the Copper Country. As a student at Michigan Tech in the mid-1970s, she studied chemical engineering for three years before transferring, and she eventually earned her MS in Nuclear Physics from the University of North Dakota.
She began work with Control Data in 1978 and advanced to the position of director/executive director from 1996 to 2000. She then started her own consulting firm focusing on business and technical strategy before joining The Nanotechnology Group. Additionally, Newberry is teaching at Dakota County Technical College, charged with development of a nanoscience technician curriculum.
Newberry's talk is the first in a series of lectures on nanoscale science and technology that will take place this semester. It is made possible by support from the National Science Foundation, from the College of Engineering, the College of Science and Arts, and Office of Educational Opportunity at Michigan Tech.