STEP - Processes
- Introduce students to science and engineering career opportunities.
- Develop deeper understandings of science concepts through analysis of applications.
- Develop vocabulary needed to converse in the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries.
- Develop skills needed to explore high-tech concepts independently.
- Integrated circuits are fabricated using a re-entrant manufacturing process, layer-by-layer.
- Major manufacturing processes include lithography, clean, etching, diffusion, and film deposition.
- Each of these processes requires the combination of science concepts from a variety of backgrounds.
|Activity||Understandings Addressed||Bloom's Taxonomy||Format||Resources||Time (per)|
|Lecture / Discussion: Fabrication Processes||1,2,3||1,2,4,5||Lecture / Discussion||Process Notes, Honors Physics Essentials||3|
|Guided Inquiry Activity||2,3||1,2,3,4,6||Team Inquiry||Students will investigate 2 articles related to recent developments in their discipline of choice, and relate their findings to the class||1|
|Hands-On Visit and Tour||1,2,3||1,2,3,4,5,6||Tour / Hands-On Lab||Hands-on activities at RIT's SMFL facility||0.5 days|
Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives in the Cognitive Domain
Module content may be found under the Courses --> Honors --> Tutorials --> Microelectronics --> Processing section of this site, or from the Microelectronics chapter of Honors Physics Essentials.