Newsflash: 2nd Quarter, 2012 Silicon wafer orders are up 2.3% compared to last year for the Semiconductor Industry (does not include solar applications) according to SEMI. This bodes well for our Microsystems Technician and engineering students. Wafer Fab construction is also on the rise.
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During the fall of 2014, SCME is hosting two microtechnology workshops for high school and college instructors. These workshops focus on classroom activities related to STEM and microtechnology concepts that can easily be incorporated into your existing curricula. Both workshops are held on a Saturday at the University of New Mexico's South Campus, 800 Bradbury SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Each workshop includes the following:
- Detailed instruction in microtechnology topics
- Specific information on using classroom kits/activities to teach microtechnology topics
- Complete coverage of the kit material and supporting learning modules
- Time to discover how the kits/activities and learning modules meet the STEM and NGSS standards
- Strategies for incorporating the topics and activities into your curricula.
Following are brief descriptions of the workshops:
Check out our new prototype industry mapping project put together by Duncan McClure - Click on the full screen icon, "[ ]" for optimal viewing! We are test driving this new feature and will be updating the database and map features.
Valerie Kovach - Science teacher at Albuquerque's Atrisco Heritage Academy - created this wonderful site! Check it out - like it - It's not just for HS students!
Duncan McClure, a graduate student in the NSMS program at UNM, joined the SCME as a project assistant. He is working on the Industry Survey/Mapping project.
Duncan is very active in bringing students and indsustry together. He has started a really good blog and I invite all the educators and students to have a look: "TheNanoStudent"
Check out our latest publication "Teach MEMS On a Tight Budget" - March Issue of Tech Directions! This was a colalboratively written article between Matthias Pleil and G.H. Massiha. "GH" attended one of SCME's pressure sensor cleanroom workshops at our Univeristy of South Florida partner site. GH uses and advocates the use of SCME materials in STEM classes.