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Micron expands its support for the COE
Micron Technology Foundation, Inc. provided a $100,000 gift to support the Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF) in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department for two years beginning in March 2005. The gift will help the department acquire microelectronics characterization equipment for teaching and research. The Micron Foundation is providing financial support to the characterization activities to further enhance the skill sets and fundamental knowledge base of MSU engineering students entering the semiconductor industry. The MMF project is directed by Dr. David Dickensheets in EE.
"MSU has a solid history of sending talented engineers and technicians to Micron," according to Dan Spangler, University Relations Manager for Micron Technology Foundation, Inc. "For undergraduate engineering students, having the ability to physically characterize circuits and devices as an integral part of their curriculum provides them a distinct advantage in terms of enhancing their fundamental understanding of the industry."
MSU's College of Engineering has a very productive and beneficial relationship with Micron Technology, Inc., of Boise , Idaho . MSU is one of Micron's "Key Schools." Micron provides generous scholarships to Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Six students from each department receive Micron scholarships every year. Additionally, the company provides gifts-in-kind of equipment and computer memory, hosts students and faculty members for site visits, supports summer projects for faculty members, employs many students as interns, and hires many of the College's top students