Senior Fellow Brent Keeth donned his cap and gown for the third time in Moscow, Idaho this past Saturday, receiving his honorary doctorate from the University of Idaho during the 2015 commencement ceremony.
Keeth’s ongoing support of the University’s Engineering program and his widespread influence on future engineers and the industry at large were cited throughout the ceremony. As a Senior Fellow in the Advanced DRAM Architecture Group, he was the co-principle developer on Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube, which has led to improvements in products ranging from smartphones and tablets to automobiles and artificial hearts.
While nominating Keeth for this honor, Senior Member of the Technical Staff Tim Hollis described Keeth’s intense loyalty to the university and critical role in facilitating “technical collaboration between Micron engineering and University of Idaho professors and students.” Hollis also noted his commitment to inspiring all future generations:
“I’ve listened to him speak to high school students and an IEEE event, encouraging them to innovate. I’ve listened to him speak to groups of university students on several occasions about the technical challenges faced by the semiconductor industry, encouraging them to be problem solvers. And when Brent’s personal schedule prohibited his attendance at such events, he has always been quick to send someone from his team to ensure that the opportunity to inspire was not lost.”
The honorary doctorate for Keeth is the latest recognition received by the industry and the University of Idaho, which also recognized him for the Silver and Gold award in 2013.