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This is a series of articles we have put together over the years which highlight the Microsystems (MEMS) skill sets, knowledge, job opportunities and industry needs for 2yr Micro/Nano graduates. This article will be added to from time to time and is intended to bring together a story as to why a college would want to consider integrating Microsystems curriculum (our Learning Modules and kits) into their STEM courses and even conisder offering courses and a program in Microsystems.
Microsystems Technologist Workforce Development Capacity and Challenges in Central New Mexico SAND2008-2319 Unlimited Release Printed April 2008 - Thor D. Osborn Microsystems Outreach Department Sandia National Laboratories
SCME Industry Survey - Poster Presentation - Analysis summary of 68 MEMS, Semiconductors and Capital Equipment/Support companies showing significant technician hiring and new position creation across the nation.
WorkKeys Job Profile Report - MEMS Technician - David Licht and Matthias Pleil - we did this job profile to better understand exactly what a MEMS technician does in the cleanroom. This was done using the WorkKeys system of in depth job profiling.
Knowledge and Skills Needed by MEMS Technologists as Ascertained by Industry Survey and Job Profiling - Matthias Pleil - this presentation was give at the 2007 NSF ATE PI conference in Washington DC - Keeping Programs Viable and Sustainable.
Needs Assessment for the CNM Small Tech (MEMS) Program - Matthias Pleil - This 2008 report is still applicable today. It shows a regional need for MEMS/Microsystems skilled technicians.