Cait Cramer

Curriculum Lead

Micro Nano Technology Education Center

Cait is Engineering faculty at Highline College in Des Moines, WA, and also serves as a consultant for the Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC), an NSF ATE national center. Her work with MNT-EC focuses on fostering industry partnerships to ensure that community college graduates across the U.S. are equipped with the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) needed for them to be successful technicians in their first year. In June 2023, MNT-EC released a set of industry-validated KSAs for Microsystems Process Technicians and is developing a second document for Microsystems Equipment Technicians, expected to be available early next year. Cait is currently collaborating with various NSF ATE centers and educators to assemble curricular resources in microsystems education that align with these KSAs to allow community colleges to seamlessly integrate supplemental instruction into their existing classes and programs, ultimately producing in highly skilled technical graduates.