“I’d like to work here if I got to wear the marshmallow suit,” said an inspired 11-year-old participant of Bring Our Children to Work Day 2015 (when asked if he would want to work at Lam). The kids wore the “marshmallow suits,” more commonly known in the semiconductor industry as bunny suits or cleanroom suits, during a facility tour that was part of the day’s activities. The event for kids aged 8 to 17 was held at Lam’s Tualatin, Oregon, campus and was supported by more than 70 parents and guardians, as well as many employee volunteers.
Approximately 130 kids participated in a variety of interactive sessions, including executive presentations, educational talks, tours of Lam’s labs and tools, and hands-on activities such as spin art and wafer cleaving. The children also had the opportunity to shadow their parents and find out what they do at work. “It was great to have my daughter onsite so she could visualize where I go to work every day. It gave her a perspective of what I do and the people I interact with on a daily basis,” said one of our business operations analysts of her 10-year-old daughter’s visit to the Tualatin facility. “Now she has an idea of what a semiconductor is and how I play a role in helping run the business.”
Participants enjoyed the fun-filled day while learning about the semiconductor industry and the work we do at Lam. Take a peak below at some of the event photos and watch the video to hear many of the entertaining things the kids had to say: