With the support provided by the National Science Foundation and RIT Provost’s vision for providing flexible curricula, the department of Microelectronic Engineering has instituted new and enhanced program initiatives – (1) offering a semiconductor processing minor for other science and engineering programs promoting access to state-of-the art semiconductor fabrication facilities to students from other programs; (2) crafting a five course elective sequence within the existing curriculum by eliminating legacy material and course consolidation; (3) developing a concentration program in nanotechnology and MEMS; (4) outreach programs for targeting larger and diverse participation in preparing workforce for the nation’s future high tech industry; (5) enhance student learning through co-op and service. The mission is to generate multi faceted work force for the future semiconductor technologies and emerging frontiers spinning off from microelectronics, while simultaneously promoting enrollment particularly from women and minority students.
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Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)
Kurinec, Santosh; Ewbank, Dale; Fuller, Lynn; and Hirschman, Karl, "Microelectronic engineering education for emerging frontiers" (2006). Accessed from
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