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.