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The podcast about micro and nano technicians: Who they are, what they do, and how they got there. Hosted by Peter Kazarinoff and supported by the Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE).

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The podcast about micro and nano technicians: Who they are, what they do, and how they got there. Hosted by Peter Kazarinoff and supported by the Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE).

    S02-E02 Antonio is a technician at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

    S02-E02 Antonio is a technician at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

    Antonio works as a technician at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He had experience working in machining and drafting and went to a 2-year community college. He started as an intern at the Lab and now works as a full-time technician. Hear about Antonio’s journey and what working as a technician at a National Lab is all about.


    The Talking Technicians podcast is produced by MNT-EC, the Micro Nano Technology Education Center, through financial support from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education grant program.


    Opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the National Science Foundation.


    Join the conversation. If you are a working technician or know someone who is, reach out to us at info@talkingtechnicians.org.


    Links from the show:


    The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC): https://micronanoeducation.org/


    Lawrence Livermore National Lab Careers for Students: https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers/students
    Lawrence Livermore National Lab Careers Site: https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers


    Normandale Community College Vacuum Technology Program: https://www.normandale.edu/vacuumtechnology


    Delta College’s Electron Microscopy Program: https://www.deltacollege.edu/program/electron-microscopy


    Connect with Antonio on Linkin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonio-correa-barrios-59933167

    Episode Web Page: https://micronanoeducation.org/students-parents/talking-technicians-podcast/

    • 15 min
    S02-E01 Gabe is a technician at Micron

    S02-E01 Gabe is a technician at Micron

    Gabe works as a technician at Micron in Lehi, Utah. Gabe started out working in a bike shop, but found out his local community college had a scanning electron microscope. Gabe earned a 2-year Associates Degree and a Microcopy Certificate. Now he’s a senior technician at Micron and trains other technicians. 


    The Talking Technicians podcast is produced by MNT-EC, the Micro Nano Technology Education Center, through financial support from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education grant program.


    Opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the National Science Foundation.


    Join the conversation. If you are a working technician or know someone who is, reach out to us at info@talkingtechnicians.org.


    Links from the show:


    The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC): https://micronanoeducation.org/


    Micron’s Job Site: https://micron.eightfold.ai/careers


    Episode Web Page: https://micronanoeducation.org/students-parents/talking-technicians-podcast/

    • 19 min
    S01-E12 Welcome back Geovana, Amalia and Danil!

    S01-E12 Welcome back Geovana, Amalia and Danil!

    Our Season 1 recap episode: Welcome back Geovana, Amalia and Danil. We chat about what they have been up to since their first appearance on Talking Technicians. Hear how their lives have changed because of COVID and what it’s like to be on a podcast when you are a technician.


    The Talking Technicians podcast is produced by MNT-EC, the Micro Nano Technology Education Center, through financial support from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education grant program.


    Opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the National Science Foundation.


    Join the conversation. If you are a working technician or know someone who is, reach out to us at info@talkingtechnicians.org.


    Links from the show:


    The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC): https://micronanoeducation.org/


    Jobs at Intel: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/jobs-at-intel.html


    Oak Crest Institute of Science: https://www.oak-crest.org/

    Episode Web Page: https://micronanoeducation.org/students-parents/talking-technicians-podcast/

    • 31 min
    S01-E11 Sean is an intern at NASA

    S01-E11 Sean is an intern at NASA

    Sean works as an intern at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory or JPL which is part of NASA. He is working remotely on computer modeling. Sean talks about his education journey, how to secure internships, and the benefits of internships at places like NASA.


    The Talking Technicians podcast is produced by MNT-EC, the Micro Nano Technology Education Center, through financial support from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education grant program.


    Opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the National Science Foundation.


    Join the conversation. If you are a working technician or know someone who is, reach out to us at info@talkingtechnicians.org.


    Links from the show:


    The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC): https://micronanoeducation.org/


    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at NASA: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/


    Take a virtual tour of JPL: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/virtual-tour/


    Episode Web Page: https://micronanoeducation.org/students-parents/talking-technicians-podcast/

    • 16 min
    S01-E10 Tuff is a technician at Micron

    S01-E10 Tuff is a technician at Micron

    Tuff works as a technician at Micron in Lehi, Utah. He earned a 1-year certificate from a community college microscopy program and secured an internship. From there, Tuff advanced into a full-time role as an equipment technician. Hear about how much you could make as a technician like Tuff and how even high-tech factories have low-tech problems.


    The Talking Technicians podcast is produced by MNT-EC, the Micro Nano Technology Education Center, through financial support from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education grant program.


    Opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the National Science Foundation.


    Join the conversation. If you are a working technician or know someone who is, reach out to us at info@talkingtechnicians.org.


    Links from the show:


    The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC): https://micronanoeducation.org/


    https://jobs.micron.com/ Micron’s official site for job offerings. Tuff gets emails of technician openings monthly.

    Episode Web Page: https://micronanoeducation.org/students-parents/talking-technicians-podcast/

    • 20 min
    S01-E09 Teddy is a technician at Tokyo Electron

    S01-E09 Teddy is a technician at Tokyo Electron

    Teddy works as a technician at Tokyo Electron in Schenectady, NY. He graduated from a 2-year community college, then went to a semester-long nanotechnology program. Teddy started as a contractor, then moved up to work full-time as an equipment technician. He works in semiconductor fabs up and down the east coast.


    The Talking Technicians podcast is produced by MNT-EC, the Micro Nano Technology Education Center, through financial support from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education grant program.


    Opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the National Science Foundation.


    Join the conversation. If you are a working technician or know someone who is, reach out to us at info@talkingtechnicians.org.


    Links from the show:
    The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC): https://micronanoeducation.org/Episode Web Page: https://micronanoeducation.org/students-parents/talking-technicians-podcast/

    • 17 min

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