Inaugural Class of RPI-HVCC Semiconductor Scholars Welcomed on RPI Campus

Posted November 28, 2023
Group of students, staff and faculty from HVCC and RPI

On Monday, Nov 20, RPI hosted the first cohort of HVCC students in the RPI-HVCC Semiconductor Scholars program — Minh Ho, Katie Ziegler, Andrew Lee, Aiden Fedorowicz, Lucas Cook, and Hunter Weber — for a special event and a tour of the campus and facilities.

Dr. Muhsin Celik, professor of Practice at RPI and mentor for the RPI-HVCC Semiconductor Scholars, and RPI Engineering Ambassadors welcomed the scholars to RPI’s campus. The scholars visited the Cleanroom in the Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS) and took a tour of the RPI campus. Dr. Shekhar Garde, dean of Engineering at RPI, and Dr. Héctor Rodríguez, dean of STEM at HVCC, hosted the special event to launch the program, introduce the scholars to RPI leadership, and engage with many faculty and staff at RPI working in Chips and Semiconductors research and education.

RPI scholar students in clean roomThe RPI-HVCC Semiconductor Scholars Program, launched in Fall 2023, offers:

  • Financial merit awards to qualified HVCC students in the engineering science program interested in Chips/Semiconductors, and their applications to a wide range of interesting problems from computing, AI/ML, health, and beyond.
  • Unique opportunities to engage with RPI faculty, use RPI laboratories and facilities throughout the year. The scholars will also be able to participate in a paid summer research internship at RPI and establish connections with semiconductor industry partners.

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