This course provides information on introducing microtechnology as a career choice for students. You will explore MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems) and their applications, the MEMS marketplace and how it is growing, and the skills needed to be a technician in microtechnology.
This course explores the importance and the application of crystal structures in the fabrication of micro-sized devices. You will explore the field of crystallography, complete activities related to crystallography such as Miller Indices and identifying crystal planes, and explore how crystallography plays an important role in bulk micromachining. This hands-online experience is supported by the SCME Crystallography Kit.
In this course you will explore the various applications of microcantilevers, study how microcantilevers work, and use this information to complete activities related to microcantilevers as used in MEMS. This hands-online experience is supported by the SCME Microcantilever Model Kit.
In this course you will explore the various applications of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) in the medical field. You will identify and study current devices used for diagnostics, therapeutics, clinical lab testing, and genetics research. One device that you will study extensively is the DNA microarray - what is it, how is it used, how is it made and how does it work. The SCME DNA Microarray Kit is used to support this experience.
In this course you will explore the various applications of micro pressure sensors, how they are made, and how they work. Most micro pressure sensors use an electronic Wheatstone bridge as a sensing circuit. This course uses the SCME Modeling a Micro Pressure Sensor Kit to provide hands-on experience with a Wheatstone bridge circuit and its operation within a pressure sensor.
In this course you will explore the various types of thin films used to fabricate MEMS, their function with a MEMS, the processes used to deposit the thin, and the characteristics of thin films. The SCME Science of Thin Films Kit is used to support this hands-online experience. The Science of Thin Films activity is part of the SCME Deposition and Etch Learning Modules.