Several opportunities exist for undergraduates in the Microelectronics area at Boise State University. This paper will describe the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation and other opportunities that have resulted for undergraduates due to external support. BSU became a NSF REU site for Microelectronics research in 1999. Each year 10 students are recruited nation-wide from various engineering and science disciplines to come to BSU for 8 weeks. The students work intensively with various faculty advisors and graduate student mentors. Another unique feature of our program is the tie to local industry. In 1999-2001, three students have and will benefit from an interaction with a local company, SCP Global Technologies, and this will be described.
Burkett, S.; Lusth, John C.; Russell, Dale; Knowlton, William; and Parke, S.. (2001). "Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Microelectronics at Boise State University". Proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial University/Government/Industry Microelectronics Symposium, 2001, 78-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UGIM.2001.960298