The Micron Technology Foundation, Inc. recently donated $100,000 to Brigham Young University to support microelectronics education. This generous donation will be used over a four year period to enhance and facilitate the education of students in this critical area. Micron has been a great supporter of BYU and, in addition to the above donation, funds several multi-year full-tuition undergraduate scholarships in Chemical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. These Micron Scholarships are awarded to some of the best and brightest students at the university.
BYU has a strong program in the microelectronics area that includes courses in several departments. In addition, thanks to generous donors such as Micron, BYU has a clean room where students can gain hands-on experience with microfabrication processes similar to those used in industry to make circuits and other devices. Undergraduate students use the clean room to apply the knowledge gained in class as part of their microelectronics-related courses. Students also use the facility to perform cutting-edge research with micro- and nanosystems under the direction of faculty mentors.