Article published Aug 7, 2009
South Bend Tribune
Michiana's Nanotech Partnerships Bloom
Ivy Tech students are working in ND research labs this summer.
Joshua Shrout, right, a University of Notre Dame professorof civil engineering and biological sciences, discusses theactivity of bacteria observed on a monitor in July withthree Ivy Tech Community College students who areconducting laboratory research this summer. The Ivy Techstudents are, from left, Kathryn Griffin, Amro Mentash andLeigh Weaver.
Tribune Photos/JIM RIDER
By MARGARET FOSMOE
Tribune Staff Writer
SOUTH BEND -- The bacteria glow greenunder the microscope."Look at that. They're alive!" says KathrynGriffin, an Ivy Tech Community Collegestudent who is conducting nanotechnologyresearch this summer at the University ofNotre Dame.It's part of a growing partnership betweenNotre Dame, Ivy Tech and Purdue Universityto train future workers for nanotechnologyfields. Nanotechnology involves researchand technological development at a scale sotiny it is measured in nanometers -- billionthsof a meter. It creates and uses structures thathave novel properties because of their size,and it offers the ability to manipulateindividual atoms and molecules.
IVY TECH NANOTECH