Newsflash: 2nd Quarter, 2012 Silicon wafer orders are up 2.3% compared to last year for the Semiconductor Industry (does not include solar applications) according to SEMI. This bodes well for our Microsystems Technician and engineering students. Wafer Fab construction is also on the rise.
MEMS Innovators Activity files
This folder contains the guides for the MEMS Innovators Activity and related presentations.Â This activity can be used as an activity in the SCME Transducer, Sensors, and Actuator Learning Module or as a capstone activity for a MEMS Introduction course or curriculum.Â In order to get the most from this activity, participants should have a basic understanding of MEMS applications, components, and fabrication processes.Â The presentations available in this folder include a review of each of these concepts:Â applications, components and process.
The MEMS Innovators activity engages the participants in a team project to design and develop a MEMS component that can be used in a specific application.Â Each team builds a component using a variety of materials availabe in the kit.Â During the development of the MEMS component, the teams are also required to discuss and develop a fabrication process for the component.Â The activity outcomes include a model of a MEMS component, an outline of the component's fabrication process, and a team presentation on its component.
The Particiapant Guide and Activity Checklist is available to everyone.Â To access the Instructor Guide and other supporting materials, you must be a registered user.
To order this kit, please complete the SCME Kit Order Form.
MEMS Innovators Activity - Participant (Student) Guide