Have you ever wondered where the term "MEMS" came from?
Read J.E. Wood's account:
See a map of who's downloading (last updated 7/11/16)
Check out our latest publication "Teach MEMS On a Tight Budget" - March Issue of Tech Directions! This was a colalboratively written article between Matthias Pleil and G.H. Massiha. "GH" attended one of SCME's pressure sensor cleanroom workshops at our Univeristy of South Florida partner site. GH uses and advocates the use of SCME materials in STEM classes.
DNA Microarrays and Crystallography
During the fall of 2014, SCME is hosting two microtechnology workshops for high school and college instructors. These workshops focus on classroom activities related to STEM and microtechnology concepts that can easily be incorporated into your existing curricula. Both workshops are held on a Saturday at the University of New Mexico's South Campus, 800 Bradbury SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Each workshop includes the following:
- Detailed instruction in microtechnology topics
- Specific information on using classroom kits/activities to teach microtechnology topics
- Complete coverage of the kit material and supporting learning modules
- Time to discover how the kits/activities and learning modules meet the STEM and NGSS standards
- Strategies for incorporating the topics and activities into your curricula.
Following are brief descriptions of the workshops:
SCME Breaks 222k Unique Educational Material Downloads through April 2016!
We have seen continuous growth in the number of educational materials downloads per month. These numbers have been corrected for redundant downloads. This is coupled with the trend of increasing unique web visitors and download bandwidth graphs below. Make sure you scroll down to see a complete picture of our website impact.
Over 41,100 individual IP addresses (unique visitors) have downloaded our materials since 2009, here is a map showing where they are located. Note: IP addresses usually get you within 5-10 miles of the actual location. Feel free to "play" with the map, zoom in in your region.
You can make your own maps easily at http://www.openheatmap.com/ an open source site.
As MEMS applications become more and more omni present - there are more and more MEMS videos to watch. This blog is intended for me to share cool videos I find in my day to day work as a Microsystems (MEMS) educator. If you find a video you would like me to add - by all means send me the link! Check out the Video Links for other topics related to Micro/Nano technologies!
Microsampling Air Pollution - two MEMS based systems linked to an Android phone - tracking local environment of the user as he moves about throughout the day!
The Spring 2013 Webinar Series is now complete and all recorded sessions are available here.
View the last recorded webinar NOW!
Problem-Solving Tools Applied to Microfabrication (Recorded March 28, 2013)
In this webinar, attendees were presented with a real life example of a microsystems manufacturing problem. Attendees used the tools of problem-solving, Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments to solve the problem and recommend next steps. The link to the recorded webinar can be found below.
This recorded webinar is now available online.
To view the recorded webinar for Problem-Solving Tools Applied to Microfabrication, click here for webinar. (NOTE: You will be asked for a name and email address. It may take a couple minutes for the presentation to fully load.)
To download a pdf of the slides from DOE for Technicians, click here for slides.
To download the handout (with URL's from presentation), click here for handout.