MEMS The Word - Online Workshop for STEM Educators
May 24 - June 14, 2013
NDSCS Center for Nanoscience Technology Training
Experience 16 hours of online training in MEMS (Micromachines)!
MEMS Applications - Provides a brief summary of the various types of MEMS devices being constructed today and the various fields in which MEMS are being used.
Review of three additional modules
Online quizzes for each covered module
Optional modules include (pick 3):
Therapeutics - Therapeutics is the process of serving and caring for the patient in a comprehensive manner. This unit covers a few of the MEMS and BioMEMS therapeutic devices that are currently on the market or close to becoming a commercial product.
Wheatstone Bridge - Provides information on the electronic circuitry of a Wheatstone Bridge and how a Wheatstone Bridge is used for sensing changes in pressure when used in a MEMS pressure sensor.
DNA Microarrays - Provides an overview of the different types of DNA microarrays, their applications, operation, fabrication, and interpretation.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Provides information on how to read and interpret a MSDS. This information allows one to investigate the hazards of any chemical prior to working with it.
A Comparison of Scale: Macro, Micro, and Nano - When working with micro and nanotechnologies it is important to have an understanding of size and of scale. This unit introduces one to the various concepts associated with scales, specifically the micro and nano scales.
Units of Weights and Measures - Provides information on the evolution of the current systems of weights and measures and an overview of the International Standards of Units and metric system.
Cantilever - Participants will explore the operation of a dynamic cantilever. They identify the relationship between a cantilever's resonant frequency and mass under varying conditions (e.g., cantilever material, length, width, thickness).
$200 stipends available for teachers upon completion!
Continuing education credit available through NDSU for $50
NDSCS-Fargo, Center for Nanoscience Technology Training
1305 19th Ave. North, Fargo, ND 58102
701-231-6921 | firstname.lastname@example.org
100% of the funding for this project ($30,000) was provided by the Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006