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A Collaborative Effort Between A Two Year College And A State University

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition


Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006



Conference Session

Innovative Partnerships

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Two Year College Division

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11.16.1 - 11.16.6

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Abraham Michelen Hudson Valley Community College

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Abraham Michelen is a full professor in the Engineering Technology Department at Hudson Valley Community College. Abraham has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as M.S. degrees in Nuclear and Electric Power Engineering.

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Gary Kardys Hudson Valley Community College

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Gary Kardys is an adjunct faculty in the Engineering Technology Department at Hudson Valley Community College. Gary has M.S. and B.S. degrees in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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A Collaborative Effort between a two-year College and a State University


In this paper the authors will present the outcome of a two-year effort for the establishment a new AAS program in Semiconductor Manufacturing and Nanotechnology that is being offered by Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) – a community college located in the capital region of New York state – and the State University of New York University at Albany (UAlbany). Because of the nature and the cost of the laboratories (clean rooms, and other expensive facilities) needed to support such a program that HVCC could not afford, it was decided to seek a “partner universities” that could provide the students of this program with the laboratory facilities to perform the laboratory experiments needed for some of the courses.


Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), a two-year college located in Troy, New York, and The State University of New York at Albany (Albany Nano Tech atUAlbany) have agreed to develop a unique two-year associate program in semiconductor manufacturing and nanotechnology. The benefit for both institutions is clear: HVCC will have the opportunity to provide to the local community with a program that will train young women and men in the exciting field of semiconductors and nanotechnology without having to invest in expensive equipment needed to create labs and clean rooms. UAlbany, on the other hand, will help fulfill the required responsibility of New York State grant.

Albany Nano Tech and Sematech International

Albany Nano Tech is an integrated research center for development, pilot manufacturing, and education for the semiconductor industry. Their stsate-of-the-art laboratory facilities are are located in 228,000 sq. ft. buildings, and include supercomputers and one of the best 300 mm wafer manufacturing clean rooms. Among its many centers of technology the following are worth mentioning: • Workforce Training. This center is dedicated to create a highly skilled worlforce that will serve the State of New York in particular and the Nation in general. • Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CEN). This center is a technology development center where product prototyping and manufacturing support takes place. • The INDEX Program. The Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration (INDEX) is one of the two Nanoelectronics research centers in the nation. This center focus in cutting-edge research in the field of nanotechnology and related areas. • The INVENT Program. The International Venture for Nanolithography (INVENT) is a world class university-industry consortium for research and development.

Michelen, A., & Kardys, G. (2006, June), A Collaborative Effort Between A Two Year College And A State University Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois.

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