Women in Nano with Margaret Kindling, April 10

The Women in Nano networking and discussion event welcomes SEMI’s Margaret Kindling
Wednesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. in E100 Scott Lab


Margaret Kindling of SEMI

Join us April 10, 2024 for an open, free-to-attend networking and discussion event with Margaret Kindling, of the SEMI Foundation. The event follows SEMI’s Semiconductor Day 2024 at Ohio State on April 9.

SEMI is a leading microelectronics industry association with programs focused on advancing company members’ interests related to sustainability, supply chain management, workforce development and global advocacy. Kindling works in the non-profit arm of SEMI, where she aids members in workforce development initiatives focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. At the WIN event, she will share experiences and insights from her career journey, as well as her outlook on working in the rapidly expanding U.S. semiconductor industry.

The WIN event series strives to create a supportive community of women, provide new spaces to network, and grow interest in the micro- and nanotechnology-related fields.

The event is open to students, faculty, staff and some industry guests. We will be focused on the challenges and opportunities for those who identify as women in nano-related fields, but the event is open to everyone who supports our mission of empowering women in nano.

Margaret Kindling is Senior Program Manager at the SEMI Foundation, the non-profit arm of SEMI, the global association representing the semiconductor ecosystem. Margaret works closely with SEMI members and her Foundation colleagues on workforce development initiatives grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She manages the Women in Semiconductors (WiS) program, the first SEMI event developed and managed by women. In addition to WiS, she manages WFD/DEI programming at SEMICON West and the annual Semiconductor Day at Ohio State University. She also manages the Semiconductor PRIDE initiative and HR Special Interest Group.

Prior to joining the SEMI Foundation team, Margaret worked for many years as a program manager at SEMI overseeing all aspects of meeting management for the Americas, including ASMC, an annual semiconductor manufacturing conference. She owes a debt of gratitude to RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) students attending ASMC for an ‘aha’ moment which led her on the DEI path.

Near and dear to her heart are the many industry volunteers with whom she has had the honor to work over the years. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science degree in German from Georgetown. She works out of her home in Upstate New York.

Have a question about the event?
Contact: Aimee Price, Nanofabrication Manager at Nanotech West Lab

Previously at WIN, Prof. Anne Co discusses her path, from industry to academia and entrepreneurship

Prof. Anne Co speaking at the Women in Nano event.

At the last Women in Nano (WIN) networking and discussion event, Ohio State’s Anne Co, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, took attendees through a career that drew her from private industry to universities abroad, before landing in Columbus and launching her own startup.

Dr. Co is an associate fellow of Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research, with more than 15 years of experience developing battery materials and operando tools to better understand battery failure mechanisms. She is also an entrepreneur, having created Empower Battery Technology, Inc., and leads the battery development team at Ohio State for the Department of Energy program Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living, or EVs4ALL.

Her discussion with students covered a wide array of topics, including her career journey, accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities in STEM fields and areas related to nanotechnology.

The event was hosted by WIN founder Aimee Price, Manager for Nanofabrication at Nanotech West Lab. It attracted a diverse audience, including graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral scholars, Ohio State research staff, faculty, and industry professionals.

WIN’s primary objective is to establish a supportive community for women, foster networking opportunities, and cultivate interest in micro- and nanotechnology-related fields.