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Dr. Pleil with Student at the MTTC
Teaching students about Microsystems Fabrication
Barbara Lopez at the MTTC
Teaching students the importance of safety in the clean room
Mathew, Olivia and Andy
Developing the chamber (backside) pressure sensor pattern
Olivia in the MTTC
Olivia is an EET student from Ivy Tech learning about MEMS fabrication
March Reactive Ion Etcher
Etching the Silicon Nitride hard mask
Rick and Andy using the March RIE
Rick and Andy etching the backside chamber mask pattern into the silicon nitride hard mask.
Rick using the |dq|AAA|dq| rule
Rick from Rio Salado learning how to fabricate a MEMS Pressure Sensor at UNM's MTTC cleanroom
SCME PS Workshop
Team Work during the SCME 8/2015 PS Workshop
Metal Evaporation
SCME Workshop - Cr/Au evaporation

Have you ever wondered where the term "MEMS" came from?

Read J.E. Wood's account:

Click Here:  pdf  A brief history of the term Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

See a map of who's downloading (last updated 7/11/16)


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:

Read more: SCME's Industry Mapping Project


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!

Read more: HI_TEC_2011_SCME

MNT_Conf_1_Presentations & Reports

MNT Conference 1 - A Success!

The first Micro Nano Tech Conference held at the University of New Mexico was a great success!  You can find the presentations here, as well as the final Birds of a Feather Report and MNT1 Evaluation Report.  Feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or comments.

Summary Reports

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


Read more: MNT_Conf_1_Presentations & Reports

HI TEC Conference 2015

The SCME presented a poster and gave the Crystallography Hands-on Kit pre conference workshop as well as showcased our hands-on kit and educational materials.
The poster is included here, make sure you check it out!
Check out the conference website: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference


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