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).

 

 

For an additional article on the competition see:

Southwest Center for Microsystems Education at UNM Hosts MEMS Design Competition

For information on University MEMS Design Competition, see:

MEMS: Making Micro Machines Learning Module

This folder contains the guides for the MEMS: Making Micro Machines Learning Module and Kit. The Participant Guide is available to everyone.  However, you must be a registered user of this site to access the Instructor Guide.  The learning module consists of three (3) activities and two assessments that support the film "MEMS:  Making Micro Machines".  This film presents several applications of MEMS as well as MEMS fabrication and design. It was produced and directed by Ruth Carranza of Silicon Run Production.

The MEMS: Making Micro Machine DVD Kit contains a DVD of the film and copies of the MEMS: Making Micro Machines Learning Module. The Participant Guide in this folder is available to everyone. The Instructor Guide is available to registered users of this site.

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