Published March 26, 2024 | Version v1
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Building a Micro/Nanotechnology Cleanroom Training

  • 1. Educational Programs, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA


The Central Coast Partnership for Regional Industry-Focused Micro/Nanotechnology Education (CC-PRIME) is a regional collaboration between Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and local industry partners, with the goal of addressing a demonstrated local workforce need in the field. Existing training available through the Support Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) was adapted with input from local industry to develop an initial cleanroom training in Micro/Nanotechnology for community college students and faculty. Two summer training sessions have been implemented, with student focus groups and industry feedback guiding modifications and additional training development. Ongoing input from local industry partners and an opportunity to leverage the existing SCME curriculum that project staff and faculty were trained on have proven critical in the development of the training. Access to local cleanroom facilities and staff and initial training for community college faculty were essential to successfully implementing the project. Additional modules and trainings are being developed to build out further and broaden this initial cleanroom training.


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Central Coast Partnership for Regional Industry-Focused Micro/Nanotechnology Education (CC-PRIME). 2100405
National Science Foundation