August 30, 2006 — /IEST/ — ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) will hold its annual Fall Conference at a new venue this year, the Hilton Garden Inn in Hoffman Estates (northwest Chicago suburb), Illinois. The conference will take place November 5-8, 2006. Details about working group meetings, educational courses, and registration are now available on the IEST website at http://www.iest.org/fallconference/fallconference.htm.
The Fall Conference will feature contamination control working group meetings, as well as a variety of tutorial classes covering issues related to cleanrooms and controlled environments. A new tutorial and a new working group session will be meeting for the first time at the 2006 Fall Conference.
The new tutorial offered this year is Applying Risk Management to Contamination Control. The course will focus on the three risk assessment methods – Fault Tree; Failure Modes and Effect Analysis; and Fishbone.
There will also be a Certificate in ISO Testing. The tutorials included in this series are Understanding the ISO 14644 Series (includes copy of ISO 14644-2: Specifications for Testing and Monitoring to Prove Continued Compliance with ISO 14644-1); Testing to Determine the Classification of Air Cleanliness – ISO 14644-1 (includes copy of ISO 14644-1: Classification of Air Cleanliness); and Testing Cleanroom Performance Using ISO 14644-3 (includes copy of ISO 14644-3: Test Methods). These tutorials can be taken as part of the certificate program or separately.
In conjunction with IEST becoming a founding member of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies, a tutorial on Nanotechnology Facility Design and Construction: The Next Generation of Cleanrooms will be offered to attendees.
The new working group, Liquid Particle Counters, will hold its inaugural meeting at the 2006 IEST Fall Conference. This working group will focus on liquid-borne particle measurement in the semiconductor industry, which mainly concerns particles in the submicron range. It will emphasize the usage of liquid-borne particle counters (LPC), not the calibration of LPCs. All interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend this new working group meeting, where the latest ideas will be discussed for use in a Recommended Practice. Join your peers in sharing exciting developments in this new area of interest.
More information about IEST can be found at www.iest.org, or by calling (847) 255-1561.
Founded in 1953, IEST is an international not-for-profit technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards.
IEST is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization; Secretariat of ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 209; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases; and a founding member of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies.
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