Highlighting the company's commitment to education and the regional Boise community, Micron today kicked off its tenth anniversary Chip Camp for Boise area seventh and eighth graders to learn more about the intricate business of designing and manufacturing semiconductors and integrated circuits. Hosted by the Micron Foundation, Chip Camp was created to make science and technology a stimulating experience and expose students to the semiconductor industry, ideally influencing student course selection during high school to include challenging math and science course work.
"Micron is committed to engineering the future for local teens in the disciplines of math and science," said Dee Mooney, executive director of the Micron Foundation. "Chip Camp exposes these students to the various uses of Micron's semiconductor solutions in their everyday lives, and we hope that experience sparks a passion in our youth for science and technology."
Since the inception of Chip Camp, more than 1,000 students have participated, and graduates include Boise students who have gone on to study engineering in college. The program is largely run by Micron employees who volunteer their time.
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