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Microsystems Cleanroom Workshop for STEM Instructors

Chippewa Valley Technical College Nanofabrication Facility August 4-7, 2014 

This workshop is by Invitation Only

If you wish to be considered - Contact either Matthias Pleil or John Wagner

Workshop Description

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to learn how to integrate Microsystems Technology into STEM curriculum.  You will learn how to use select SCME’s kits in the classroom and be provided hands-on experience on the process steps for fabricating a MEMS micro-pressure sensor at Chippewa Valley Technical College's (CVTC) Nanofabrication Center located in Eau Claire, Wisconson.  The Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) is sponsoring this event and has completed the technology transfer to CVTC.  The SCME has now established the pressure sensor workshop at multiple locations across the nation, University of New Mexico's MTTCNorth Dakota State College of Science's CNTTUSF's NRECUniversity of Michigan's LNF, and now CVTC's Nanofrabrication Facility.

Would you like to experience creating an actual working micro-pressure sensor in a research cleanroom and bring this experience back to your classroom?   This is for you!

In this class, you will learn about pressure sensors and will build a micro-pressure sensor in an actual research cleanroom.

This workshop includes:

  1. hands-on cleanroom processing in the CVTC cleanroom
  2. classroom instruction on pressure sensors and the manufacturing process. Cleanroom safety training.
  3. brainstorming, networking and coaching on how this material can be used in your classroom
  4. using SCME’s educational kits - You will be trained how to bring these cleanroom processes into the classroom. 

When? Four-day workshop August 4-7 2013 (8 AM-5 PM daily).

Where? Eau Claire, WI Chippewa Valley Technical College, Nanofabrication Facility (CVTC).

The facility is located at the MEC Campus on Alpine Road.

Who? Taught by subject matter experts Dr. Matt Pleil and Dr. John Wagner's Team, including Kurt Carlson and Hans Mikelson

Why? STEM educators can strongly impact workforce education during the first two years of a student’s college experience. Educators may adapt and adopt the materials and sensor concepts of this workshop to immediately impact their classroom and facilitate their student’s pathway to STEM careers.

Cost and Scholarships: Tuition is waived, sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program for accepted pre- registrants.

Travel expenses, lodging, meals and incidentals are the responsibility of the participant or the participant's institution.

SCME will provide a limited number of scholarships to accepted preregistered participants to cover your registration and lab fees and provide free educational material; total value over $2000.

Scholarship funds will be sent following completion of the workshop:

• STEM educators who live close enough to CVTC to commute daily will receive a $300 stipend.  Scholarships are ample enough to cover your transportation, meals and incidental expenses.

Please complete the online registration form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F3S9ZKW 

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For more information, contact

John Wagner: (715) 874-4654,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Matthias Pleil: (505) 272-7157,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The SCME is funded by National Science Foundation Department of Undergraduate Education, DUE 1205138 in collaboration with the University of New Mexico.





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