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SEMI High Tech U –2014 Summer Highlights

July 10-11 the SEMI Foundation delivered its fifth SEMI High Tech U – Teacher Edition in the Albany, New York region. NYSUT provided monetary and in-kind donations, as well as on-site space and resources. Workforce and education leaders volunteered their time.  NYSUT hosted teachers giving them the opportunity to learn about the diverse high-tech career and education opportunities available in their community.

 High Tech U exceeded all program goals. Highlights of the program include the industry tour and hands-on activities. Survey metrics convey  the increase in industry knowledge among participants from day one to completion of the High Tech U, as well as the increase in knowledge about educational requirements to prepare students for a post-secondary education in high tech.

July 14-15 Mohawk Valley EDGE and its consortium of partners hosted the third SEMI High Tech U—Teacher Edition in its region. Program sponsors provided monetary and in-kind donations, as well as on-site space and resources. Workforce and education leaders volunteered their time. Program hosts and sponsors hosted teachers for hands-on activities and site tours, giving teachers the opportunity to learn about the diverse nano and high-tech career and education opportunities available in their community.

This SEMI High Tech U was unique in that it was the first to combine teacher cohorts in teams representing elementary, middle school and high school teachers. This allowed teachers from all stages of the education system to better understand the importance of STEM education and envision the end product in their educational process. It also reinforced the importance of involving teachers of all grade levels in the continuing effort to develop new STEM curriculum and better guidance for career counselors.

 

SEMI Foundation delivered its 172nd High Tech U. Program sponsors provided monetary and in-kind donations, as well as on-site space and resources. Workforce and education leaders volunteered their time. Program hosts and sponsors hosted students for hands-on activities and site tours, giving students the opportunity to learn about the diverse high-tech career and education opportunities available in their community.

 

 

In August, the SEMI Korea team produced their fourth SEMI High Tech U for students. The program was a highly successful endeavor that delivered excellent results. Students were introduced to the semiconductor industry in a positive and interactive way that exposed them to future jobs. Students gained a broad knowledge of the industry through site visits, guest speakers and hands-on activities that enriched learning in a holistic manner. And, they gained insight into the educational pathways necessary to achieve jobs in the semiconductor industry. The cumulative effect of this experience left students with the confidence to enroll in more math, science and technology classes to prepare them for their future.