November 20-21, 2003


ITEM 121-2007-R1103                Authorization to Construct a Clean Room in the Engineering Complex; Montana State University-Bozeman


THAT:                                       Consistent with the provisions of MCA 18-2-102 (b), the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes MSU-Bozeman to construct a new Clean Room in the Engineering Complex at MSU-Bozeman.  The estimated cost for this project is $2,000,000.


EXPLANATION:                         1.   MSU's Office of Research, Creative Activity and Technology Transfer has received a $2M federal grant to construct an uncontaminated facility (Clean Room) for fabrication, characterization, testing and packaging of micro-devices and other materials.


2.   The Clean Room will be constructed within existing space in the Engineering Complex and will house a proto-type, Micro-Device Fabrication Facility that will be used by MSU students, faculty and researchers.


3.   This project will be financed with funds from a federal grant, and will result in no new programs.


4.   This project requires the authorization of the Board of Regents and the consent of the Governor.