Professional services organization STEMconnector, in partnership with Intel, has released a free ebook aimed at informing and inspiring more students to pursue pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The ebook – Connecting the World is STEM – is sponsored by Intel and provides an overview of the semiconductor industry, including an exploration of microchips, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and advanced manufacturing.
Advances in technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, cloud computing, autonomous vehicles and smartphones will rely on the power, stability and growth of the global semiconductor industry, says the organization. Aimed at engaging middle school through post-secondary students and educators, Connecting the World is STEM is intended to educate, inform, and inspire the next-generation workforce to pursue a path in semiconductor manufacturing and microtechnology.
In addition to Intel, other manufacturers and technology companies contributed to the project. Micron, Applied Materials, and Verizon are also featured in the ebook with a focus on the career discovery and learning pathways they offer.
“The release of the ebook coincides with President Joe Biden’s CHIPS and science bill, that aims to provide more than $52 billion to boost the U.S. semiconductor industry,” says Dr. Jo Webber, FRSC CEO of STEMconnector. “Given that semiconductors power all aspects of modern life, including every cellphone, our communication systems, and our transportation, we are excited to be working with Intel, and other leading technology companies to showcase the innovations, careers, and opportunities in the semiconductor industry.”
Ebook readers can access many resources throughout the pages of Connecting the World is STEM, including AtlasJobs.com, a discovery platform that allows students and job seekers to explore internships, jobs, and apprenticeships in the semiconductor field. From technical roles requiring hands-on training to engineering roles requiring four or more years of college, there are many pathways to internships, apprenticeships, and entry-level career opportunities with abundant opportunities for growth, says the organization.
The ebook is free to download.