Welcome to the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education
Funded by the National Science Foundation, DUE #1205138
My name is Matthias Pleil, I am the Principal Investigator for the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education, a National Science Foundation supported Advanced Technological Education Center at the University of New Mexico. Welcome to our site! Follow me on Twitter and check out the MEMS for High School Students Facebook page.
USF January 2013 Pressure_Sensor_Workshop
3-day SCME Pressure Sensor Cleanroom Workshop at
The University of South Florida
in collaboration with
The Southwest Center for Microsystems Education
This workshop was offered January 2 - 4th, 2013
This workshop at USF is by invitation only. If you want to be invited, contact Matt Pleil and fill out the application form.
ATMAE 2012 - SCME Presentations
ATMAE Conference - A Success!
Click to get: Presentations for Download
Check out the ATMAE Website
What are MEMS and Why a 2yr Tech Program Should Care?
How are MEMS Made? The Pressure Sensor Process Kit and Understanding Microfabrication Processes in the Classroom.
The SCME Pressure Sensor Process Kit - Understanding Microfabrication Processes in the Classroom
Building a Micro Pressure Sensor in the STEM Classroom
Wheatstone Bridge Overview - Applied Approach!
Make sure you explore the Educational Materials to download the corresponding learning modules. If you create an account - you will also have access to educator materials including learning module instructor guides, and powerpoint files.
Check out our SCME YouTube channel as well!
SCME Workshop at MATEd's 2012 NEW Conference
SCME will be presenting a two-part workshop and presenting our wares at MATEd's NEW Conference being held at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne Indiana. We encourage all attending to come by our showcase booth and attend the workshop. See the Schedule at a Glance on the Conference Website. The SCME Workshop is entitled "Building a Micro Pressure Sensor in the STEM Classroom"
Browse SCME's Educational materials from the drop down menu!
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Microsystems & MEMS Industry Technician Needs and Skill Sets
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.