Dust-size dragonflies and microvalves make mark at annual MEMS student design contest

Media Newswire -The winners — Texas Tech University for the novel insect and Carnegie Mellon University for the valve — were announced at a recent Sandia awards ceremony.

A dragonfly as small as a dust mote, its four tiny wings beating like it had momentarily alit on a lily pad, and a highly sensitive microvalve were the big winners in this year's student design contest for extraordinarily tiny devices at Sandia National Laboratories.

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The winners — Texas Tech University for the novel insect and Carnegie Mellon University for the valve — were announced at a recent Sandia awards ceremony.

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