Interdisciplinary team learning in a semiconductor processing course

E. L. Allen, A. J. Muscat, E. D.H. Green

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We describe a course in which the traditional `cookbook' approach to laboratory assignments is abandoned in favor of an attempt to experiment `without recipes'. In fact, we do use a `recipe' to fabricate electronic devices (PMOS transistors), but simultaneously, experiments in processing science are designed, implemented, and reported on by students. By creating a `start-up company' atmosphere, one where the `employees' (students) are responsible for their own `profits' (learning), a more cooperative environment has been created, where students learn more and strengthen many of the skills needed for industry in addition to gaining the knowledge content of semiconductor processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 26th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education, FIE'96. Part 1 (of 3) - Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1996Nov 9 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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