Learning Module: MEMS Applications Overview

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Microelectromechcanical Systems (MEMS) rotate the screens on your smartphones, trigger airbags in a car crash, and beat the hearts of patients with serious heart problems.  In this learning module you are introduced to some of the many applications of MEMS and then allowed to explore MEMS in areas of your personal interest.

The contents of this learning module include:

  • Reading Material:  MEMS Applications Overview
  • Presentation: MEMS Applications Overview
  • Activity:  Research a MEMS
  • Final Assessment

There are instructor materials to support this activity and they are available here.

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This work made possible by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center through DUE grants #0830384, 0902411, and 1205138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and creators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) (2017), "Learning Module: MEMS Applications Overview," http://nanohub.org/resources/26034.

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