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A tutorial on Nanotechnology will be offered

IEST Fall Conference 2005

Rolling Meadows, Ill | September 20, 2005

Registration for the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) annual Fall Conference, November 13-16, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg (near Chicago O’Hare International Airport), Illinois is now open. The meeting will include contamination control working group sessions as well as a variety of tutorial classes covering issues related to cleanrooms and controlled environments.

New this year, a tutorial on Nanotechnology will be offered. The all-day tutorial will include an overview of nanotechnology and the building environment it requires. Another tutorial this year will address Biocontamination. The course will cover detection, enumeration, and identification of microorganisms. Robert Mielke of Abbott Laboratories will be the instructor for the ISO Standards Certificate Program. The certificate is composed of the tutorials related to ISO 14644-1: Classification of air cleanliness, ISO 14644-2: Specifications for testing and monitoring to prove compliance with ISO 14644-1, and ISO 14644-3: Test methods.

Three new working groups ― Nanotechnology, Recommended Actions Following Disruptions in Cleanroom Operations, and Methods of Cleaning Cleanrooms and Equipment ― will be meeting for the first time at the IEST Fall Conference. Members of existing IEST Working Groups and other interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend these new working group meetings, where the latest Recommended Practices will be discussed and developed.

To register online, click here. For further information regarding the Fall Conference and IEST publications, contact IEST by e-mail at or call (847) 255-1561. If interested in sponsorship or advertising opportunities at the Fall Conference, e-mail

IEST is an international professional organization serving members and industries through education and the development of recommended practices and standards. Industries served are contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes; design, test, and evaluation of commercial and military equipment; and product reliability issues associated with commercial and military systems. IEST is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization; Secretariat of ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments; and a founding member of the US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies.

Heather Dvorak
Marketing Associate
5005 Newport Drive, Suite 506
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: (847) 255-1561
Fax: (847) 255-1699

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