In the news: ‘Ohio State’s CAFE program preps students to work at Intel’

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Spectrum News visited Ohio State’s Nanotech West Lab to cover experiential learning efforts through the Intel-funded Center for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication Research and Education (CAFE) that will grow the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing workforce.


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CAFE offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduates to learn through hands-on research experience. Manufacturing internships for students, as well as graduate and postdoctoral research associateships, will further immerse and train tomorrow’s semiconductor workforce in a variety of real-world settings. The research center’s multidisciplinary, diverse and interactive culture will also be enhanced through its coordination with the National GEM Consortium and the Ohio Five-OSU Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.


CAFE will partner Ohio State with nine other institutions in the state, including Ohio University, the University of Cincinnati, Central State University and Wilberforce University, as well as the education consortium Five Colleges of Ohio, Inc., composed of Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University and the College of Wooster.


By bringing together these institutions of higher education into a single, interdisciplinary center, CAFE will provide semiconductor research opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, who can share in the access to world-class facilities in an experiential learning environment with a team science approach.