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Purdue Club gets 'ultra-small' look

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Nanotechnology  and Purdue University's  research projects in this area will be the topic when the Purdue Club of Putnam County hosts a special dinner and program on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Autumn Glen.

The dinner is open to the public and will feature George B. Adams, Associate Director of the Net-work for Computational Nano-technol­ogy at Discover Park's Cyber Center at Purdue. He will discuss how the Birck Nanotech Center fosters new multidisciplinary nanoscale research efforts and promotes application of this research to meet the needs of society.

Nanotechnology is a relatively new area and involves studying and working with matter on an ultra-small scale. One nanometer is one-millionth of a millimeter. The Birck Center is one of five centers at Purdue's Discovery Park, a cluster of centers for technological advancement.

Adams received his BSEE degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his MSEE and PhD degrees from Purdue University. He joined the Purdue team planning the Birck Nanotechnology Center in 2000 and became its research development manager in 2004.

Ron Birt, president of the Purdue Club in Putnam County, invites the public to this special program. The club is open to anyone in Putnam County with ties to Purdue University. Its goals include promoting Purdue as the college choice for students and giving scholarships to county students attending Purdue, promoting awareness of the impact of Purdue programs throughout Indiana, and promoting fellowship among Purdue friends.

The cost for the Oct. 16 dinner and program is $20. Reservations can be made with Marianne Ash at 386-7554 or Jerry Williams at 653-3523.  More information can be obtained from Ron Birt at 526-2466 or Shirley Steward at (765) 386-7590.

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