Contribution builds on Samsung’s efforts to create a STEM-ready workforce in the United States
Samsung Austin Semiconductor partners with the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to continue building the talent pipeline needed to support the growing semiconductor ecosystem across the United States. United.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor Announces $1 Million Annual Contribution to Grainger Engineering as Part of Its 5-Star Workforce Development Plan to Support Engineering Students Interested in the Semiconductor Industry and to increase recruitment opportunities for top engineering talent.
“Two things that set Grainger Engineering apart are our incredible student leaders who constantly strive to meet the growing needs of the world around them and the meaningful connections that combine their ideas with an industry partner like Samsung to change the world for the better,” said Rashid Bashir, Grainger’s dean of engineering. “This opportunity addresses a clear and current technology need for skilled and innovative engineers capable of impacting the semiconductor industry, for which there is no one better than Grainger Engineers.”
The contribution will allow the school to focus on establishing a multi-year partnership for UIUC’s semiconductor minor program, which will launch in fall 2024.
The “Samsung Semiconductor Technology Program” will span the academic years from 2023 to 2027 and provide 50 scholars with opportunities for scholarships, mentorship, academic support and participation in an innovative program that advances the semiconductor ecosystem. drivers.
The first cohort of students in electrical and computer engineering, materials science, and physics were selected this spring and are expected to graduate in May 2025. Qualified students must be in good academic standing and plan to pursue the minor in semi -UIUC drivers.
“Fostering a STEM-ready workforce is a priority for the U.S. semiconductor ecosystem,” said Bonyoung Koo, president of Samsung Austin Semiconductor. “We look forward to investing in a leading engineering school and establishing our new relationship with UIUC.”
“Samsung’s investment in semiconductor education in Illinois will enhance our program’s already strong hands-on experiences,” said Bruce Hajek, head of Illinois’ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “The resources will attract more students to the semiconductor field and hone their abilities to deeply understand design and manufacturing and solve problems first. The new semiconductor minor will encourage students to take a more holistic view of semiconductors.
With Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s investment in a new $17 billion state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas, the need for engineers will be in high demand in the years to come. This announcement builds on Samsung’s commitment to developing a pipeline of STEM-ready talent in the United States. The Grainger College of Engineering is one of the world’s leading engineering programs, enabling individuals to improve their quality of life through education, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal engagement. Together, Grainger Engineering graduates, faculty and Samsung Austin Semiconductor can transform the world for the better and continue to propel this legacy of excellence for many years to come.
To learn more about Samsung Austin Semiconductor, visit semiconductor.samsung.com/us/sas.