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Nanotechnology Policy and Education


  • Regan Stinnett



Nanotechnology has been a focal area of United States (US) Science and Technology policy since President Clinton’s administration. The Unites States is investing more funds in nanotechnology research and development than any other nation. The US National Laboratory community and Sandia National Laboratories in particular is responding to their country’s interest by generating exceptional Nano-based science and technology and focusing these efforts on national security and safety concerns. The United States and others are finding that the technological, safety, ethical, economic, and policy considerations centered on nanotechnology are complex and interconnected. Further, that tomorrow’s decision makers need an expanded educational background for them to make optimal choices concerning nanotechnology. Sandia National Laboratories responded to this need by initiating the National Institute for Nanotechnology Engineering (NINE). NINE is prototype educational effort designed to provide an exceptional foundation for the next generation of US nanotechnology decision makers. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. (Outside the USA) 2012

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  • Regan Stinnett, 2012. "Nanotechnology Policy and Education," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 109(4), pages 551-552, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:109:y:2012:i:4:p:551-552
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-012-1429-9

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