How do you help prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in semiconductor manufacturing? Providing them with textbooks is a good way to start, which is exactly what Lam Research Korea is doing. Beginning with the fall 2014 university semester, we have initiated a pilot educational partnership program with two South Korean universities, Hanyang University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). With our new “Textbook Support Program,” we are providing science textbooks to over 100 undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in semiconductor processing related classes at the two universities.
“Purchasing several textbooks every semester is a financial hardship for students,” said Professor Changhwan Choi of Hanyang University. “Lam Research Korea’s Textbook Support Program helps ease that burden and promotes students’ interests in semiconductor technology.” Professor Kyung-Wook Paik at KAIST adds, “The Textbook Support Program provides a great opportunity for students to get a closer look at the semiconductor industry and at one of the leading companies involved in that business.”
“Our Korea offices have a long history of supporting educational partnership programs with local universities, including granting a best student thesis award,” said Harry Suh, president of Lam Research Korea. “We hope the Textbook Support Program will be a stepping stone for future scientists and engineers in our industry and that it will form a new basis for collaborating with universities.”