President Barack Obama visited Northwestern University on Thursday, Oct. 2, to deliver a message on the economy. During his talk, he lauded the International Institute for Nanotechnology for being an economic driver - translating new technologies into startups, products, and jobs for Americans.
"If we want to make and sell the best products, we have to invest in the best ideas, just like you do at Northwestern. Your Nanotechnology Institute doesn’t just conduct groundbreaking research; that research has spun off 20 startups and more than 1,800 products, and that means jobs." - President Barack Obama