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MEMS: Making Micro Machines DVD Kit
This kit consists of a DVD and the MEMS: Making Micro Machines Learning Module with supporting activities and assessments. The film, "MEMS: Making Micro Machines", is produced and directed by Ruth Carranza of Silicon Run Productions. Dr. Pleil acted as the chair to the advisory board and consulted with Ruth on this project.
Where can I use this kit?
This is a great film for students interested in advanced technology careers or education. Animations on the process steps are very insightful in showing how these devices are actually made and function. Many of the scenes are shot in actual cleanrooms at both Texas Instruments and Hewlett-Packard giving students an idea of the various jobs they could do in these environments. The segment from Freescale provides insight into how design engineers work and interface with the customer.
This film can also be used to give students a reason to consider a STEM career and to focus on learning the material presented in their STEM classes. We recommend all STEM educators to acquire this film, watch it and find ways to excite students. It can be shown in small parts, divided into three main sections of approximately 15 minutes each.