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IEEE WMED 2013 High School Program

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Dear High School Teachers:

The 2013 IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices will be held Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Student Union Building of Boise State University. This event is geared towards professional electrical engineers and college-level electrical engineering, materials science, and physics students. A world-class slate of speakers will review and discuss all aspects of micro- and nano-electronics including processing, electrical characterization, design, and new device technologies. Of special interest to you is a High School program to give students visibility into the realm of people working on high tech stuff. I believe this program will be beneficial to your students who are currently taking or have already taken physics class, and as such may have an interest in engineering careers.

We will offer free admission to 70 science and mathematics students and teachers. You have been selected to receive an invitation to participate. To reserve space for yourself and your students (up to 10), please contact Laurie Anderson with the Micron Foundation (contact information given below). She will confirm availability within a week of receiving your request. This year, students are not required to be chaperoned; however, Laurie will take attendance, and you may request confirmation that your students were in attendance. We realize that for some schools, transportation may be a problem. The Micron Foundation has again offered to supplement the cost of busses. Contact Laurie for more details on the transportation program.

While the 2013 High School Program is still being developed, here are the Highlights from 2012:

Key Note talk – presented at the professional level; it’s a great opportunity to get a glimpse of engineering as a profession.

Invited talk – Brent Keeth, Micron Technology – discussion of a game-changing memory technology and the engineering and collaboration required to make it happen.

Invited talk – Naga Chandrasekaran, Micron Technology – discussion of why technology careers are important in today's world and how to be successful in them.

College Student/ Young Professional/Experienced Engineers panel – discussion of how engineering students came to their career choices and what has surprised them on their path and perspectives from experienced engineers of their typical work day, the challenges and problems they face and how they work to resolve them.

Again, this opportunity is by invitation and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve space contact Laurie Anderson ASAP, but no later than March 15. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Laurie.

Bryce Gardner
WMED HS Program Chair
(208) 368-3475

Laurie Anderson
Micron Foundation
(208) 368-1513 or 854-9370

To access workshop website: click here

High School Program

8:00 AM

Welcome to WMED 2013
Room: Jordan D

8:15 PM

Keynote Address: “Moore’s Law 3.0”
Dr. Chris Mack, IEEE and SPIE Fellow, The Litho Guru
Room: Jordan D

9:30 AM

Hands-on Activityled by Dean Klein, Micron VP of Memory System Development
Room: Hatch AB

12:00 PM

Room: Hatch CD

12:30 PM

Invited Talk
Ryan Woodings, Chief Geek at Metageek
Room: Hatch AB

1:30 PM

Q&A with Engineering Panel
Room: Hatch AB




This workshop is receiving technical co-sponsorship support from the IEEE Electron Devices Society.

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