SCME co-Hosts the 2013 Sandia National Laboratories MEMS Design Competition
The SCME co-hosted the 2013 Sandia National Laboratories MEMS design competition at the Manufacturing Training and Technology Center on May 14. A dozen educational institutions presented, half of which where Mexican universities and technical colleges.
SCME’s Matt Pleil mentored a hybrid team from Albuquerque consisting of students from CNM and East Mountain High School. CNM’s Kyle McWethy, led this team. His design of the MEMS Robotic Arm earned the team an honorable mention in the Novel Design Category. Rebecca Brink and Audrey Campbell from East Mountain High School, was mentored by Olga Vasquez, their science teacher. Olga has been collaborating with SCME since it start and has taken all of the MEMS courses offered at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). The MEMS courses at CNM are part of the Advanced System Technologies program, one of these is MEMS Design. The Albuquerque team is the only team consisting of community college and high school students. This is quite an accomplishment considering that all the other team consisted of University and Technical College engineering undergraduate and graduate students.
The competition was robust with US entries from Carnegie Mellon, Texas Tech University, Airforce Institute of Technology, University of Utah and Mexican presentations from Universidad Veracruzana, University of Guadalajara, Universidad de Guanajuato, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, and Centro de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI).
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Interpreting Chemical Labels
This safety learning module covers the content and interpretation of chemical labels and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Diamond and ratings.
MEMS fabrication requires the use of many chemicals, many of which have potential hazards. Therefore, before working in a fabrication facility one must know how to locate and interpret information found on chemical labels. NFPA diamonds are found throughout fabrication facilities as well as seen in everyday life. These diamonds are used to provide a quick visual of the potential hazards associated with a chemical; therefore, one should be able to interpret the colors and numbers seen on a NFPA diamond. This learning module provides the information and the practice to do just that.
This category contains an Instructor Guide, Participant Guide and supporting presentations.
Interpreting Chemical Labels Learning Module - Participant (Student) Guide.
This safety learning module instructs participants how to interpret chemical labels as well as the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Diamond.
Latest revision: July 2011