Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says today's vote to merge SUNY IT and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany is another important step in fostering nano development in the Mohawk Valley.

Brindisi says the merger will provide students with an unparalleled education and access to the most advanced, cutting edge tools that will prepare them for the jobs of the 21st century.

The merger will create the SUNY Institute of Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology or INSET.

“SUNY INSET is poised to put our area – and New York State as a whole – on the high-tech industry map -- Brindisi said in a statement.. It will position SUNYIT as a dynamic economic driver, prime our region to become competitive in global markets and help further revitalize the local economy to make the Mohawk Valley a vibrant, innovative powerhouse.”