Intel’s Ohio Semiconductor Education and Research Program will fund collaborative proposals led by 8 Ohio higher education institutions, including the one led by University of Cincinnati with Miami University as one of the core participants.
Altogether, these eight proposals involve more than 80 institutions of higher education across Ohio. The eight leading institutions will receive $17.7 million in funding over three years as part of Intel’s $50 million commitment to Ohio higher education institutions over the next decade.
Miami is one of the participating institutions in the UC-led Ohio-southwest Alliance on Semiconductors and Integrated Scalable-Manufacturing (OASIS). The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) faculty team (Kumar Singh, Dmitriy Garmatyuk, Chi-Hao Cheng, and Keith Hohn) will be developing and offering certification and courses in semiconductor devices (semiconductor packaging, CMOS circuit design, Computer Vision, Leadership and Professional skills etc.), and experiential learning opportunities in Scalable Manufacturing and Industrial Automation.
These courses, hands-on-workshops, and rapid certification will be developed from the grants awarded to OASiS and will be available to students from all universities and community colleges in Ohio.
“CEC faculty expertise and facilities in the areas of semiconductor packaging, automation and smart manufacturing are integral to the development of adaptable workforce and curriculum and we are really excited to be part of this alliance.”, said Kumar Singh, professor of Mechanical Engineering, who is leading the project at Miami University.
With programs ranging from rapid technician certification to advanced device fabrication design, these 15 Southwest Ohio institutions are focused on developing technicians and entry-level engineers to create a “fab-ready” semiconductor workforce.
Collaborators include: • University of Cincinnati • Cedarville University • Central State University • Cincinnati State Community College • Clark State Community College • Edison State Community College • Miami University • Mount Vernon Nazarene University • Sinclair Community College • University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash • University of Cincinnati - Clermont • University of Dayton • Wittenberg University • Wright State University • Xavier University
The following is a list of the other 7 project proposals from across the state.
- Intel Semiconductor Education Program at Central State University (ISEP-CSU)
- Ohio Semiconductor Collaboration Network, Columbus State Community College
- Pathways to a Semiconductor Career, Kent State University
- Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium (OTN-NEO), Lorain County Community College
- Appalachian Semiconductor Education & Technical Ecosystem (ASCENT), Ohio University
- Center for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication Research and Education – (CAFE): Ohio State University
- Center for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication Research and Education – (CAFE), Ohio State University