Micromachining design competition taking entries

Micromachining design competition taking entries

A design competition focusing on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) will give eight university students the chance to have their micro-electromechanical designs fabricated for free, using SUMMiT V, an advanced silicon-surface micromachining fabricatio

Sandia National Labs asks college students to submit micromachining designs for a special competition.


A design competition focusing on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) will give eight university students the chance to have their micro-electromechanical designs fabricated for free, using SUMMiT V, an advanced silicon-surface micromachining fabrication process. The contest is sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque.

Sandia will invite the lead student on the winning project and his or her professor to Albuquerque. The winner will then present the design to an audience of Sandia MEMS engineers.

Judges will evaluate student designs based on integration of multiple layers and the flatness of those layers. They will also consider the design's uniqueness and usefulness for educational demonstrations.

Institutions must be members of Sandia's MEMS University Alliance for their students to participate. Designs are due April 1, 2005. For more information on the contest, contact Natasha Bridge at [email protected]

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