SCME's Industry Mapping Project
SCME Industry Mapping Project
Locations of Micro and Nanotechnology Companies in the U.S.
Duncan McClure - SCME Graduate Student Assistant
Check out the Map presented by Duncan at the COMS2014 conference in Salt Lake City. http://scme-nm.org/media/files/SCME_Map_Project_Poster_final.pdf
To assist its efforts in assessing the need and relevance of micro and nanotechnology related education, the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) has recently undertaken a microsystems and nanotechnology mapping project.
As part of this effort, the locations of over 3000 companies and government facilities within the United States that make use of micro and nanotechnologies are presented. These are compiled into a density map, meant to identify emerging and established micro and nanotechnology clusters. Such helps the SCME and its partners determine where perspective students may find employment related to micro and nanotechnologies, and where to focus their effort and resources.
1500 of the companies listed are sorted into seven categories based on the technical field their work lies in. These roughly correspond to the skill sets and technical knowledge an engineer or technician may need to work at such companies. Defined broadly, these are:
SCME at HI TEC 2011 - Success!
The HI TEC conference held in San Francisco was a great success! As an Executive Producer, SCME provided 25 conference passes to educators, brought in about a dozen partners as well as giving a 1/2 day pre-conference workshop, three presentations and manned a booth at the showcase. The display and presentation of our hands-on kits were a hit as well! Click "Read More" to see the presentations!
MNT_Conf_1_Presentations & Reports
MNT Conference 1 - A Success!
Birds of a Feather Notes - James Hyder, SCME, MNT Team will review and produce a final report.
MNT1 Evaluation Report - David Hata, SCME External Evaluator