RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

SEMICONDUCTOR CAREERS: A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

Resources for Educators2024-04-01T13:30:25-05:00
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FREE TOOLS FOR EDUCATORS

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Semiconductors and chips are at the heart of nearly every technology we use today, from smartphones and laptops to cars and advanced medical devices. It is rare nowadays to go anywhere without touching a semiconductor.

The recently passed CHIPS and Science Act will boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing and add hundreds of thousands of American jobs in this foundational industry.

As part of the SEMI Foundation‘s workforce development portfolio, we have created free industry-aligned K-12 resources available for educators across the country.

Interested in bringing the SEMI Foundation’s resources into your classroom? Click here to access our Quick-Start Guide!

Interested in bringing the SEMI Foundation’s resources into your classroom? Click here to access our Quick-Start Guide!

Interested in bringing the SEMI Foundation’s resources into your classroom? Click here to access our Quick-Start Guide!

Interested in bringing the SEMI Foundation’s resources into your classroom? Click here to access our Quick-Start Guide!

K-12 Semiconductor Resource Repository

SEMI Foundation’s partner Ignited Education has made available a variety of teacher-made semiconductor K-12 curriculum and content. The repository contains single lesson plans, mini-units, and more resources aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

SEMI High Tech U

SEMI High Tech U provides teachers with STEM kits (Micro:bit or CircuitScribe) that allow students to explore semiconductors. The kits are accompanied with industry-relevant curriculum and plans, including an “Intro to Semiconductors” deck explaining the various industry sectors. Contact us if you’re interested in participating in High Tech U! Access the lesson plans for your kits at this link.

SEMI Career Exploration Site

The semiconductor industry offers a diverse range of career paths, catering to various interests, skills, and education backgrounds. The SEMI Careers site allows students to explore opportunities in engineering, research and development, manufacturing, quality control, sales and marketing, and more. Embedded videos of industry professionals as well as skills and interest surveys make the site a useful tool for industry and career awareness.

CHIP IN DIALOGUES

This PBS documentary was created alongside the SEMI Foundation and semiconductor companies. The trailer itself is a great introduction for students, while the documentary provides insights on what life is like for professionals in the industry. The SEMI Foundation has also created a viewer’s guide for educators with guided questions for students. Follow along as three young adults travel through the nation to explore how microelectronics shape our lives. Along the way, they meet inspiring people and discover how they can chart their own careers. SEMI Foundation provides a viewing guide and run-of-show that includes panels with industry experts, interactive discussions, games, and curriculum. Get more information here.

SEMI Stories

Interested in sharing with your students what a career in the industry might look like? The SEMI Foundation partners with Tiggbee to create engaging videos featuring semiconductor professionals from all walks of life, in all kinds of careers. Tiggbee contracts with school districts to show these videos to entire grade levels, who then spend a week discussing the content and engaging with the professionals through the Tiggbee platform. These videos can also be used within events, training courses, programs, or classrooms to illuminate specific roles or feature nearby companies. Watch them here or view this flyer for more information.

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