In the news: WOSU highlights Ohio State, Nanotech West Lab in ‘A semiconductor workforce shortage is on the horizon. Ohio higher education wants to fix that.’

Posted: June 2, 2023

WOSU 89.7 NPR News published on June 2 an article featuring the efforts of The Ohio State University and its Nanotech West Laboratory to meet the demands of a forecasted workforce shortage in the U.S. semiconductor industry.

Check out the article at to hear from Ohio State staff members and researchers driving innovation and access to education in fields related to semiconductors, from electrical and computer engineering to physics, as well as several Columbus State Community College students involved in research at Nanotech West Lab, on West Campus.

Of course, Ohio State isn’t alone. The WOSU article also highlights the Midwest Semiconductor Network, which includes more than 30 institutions of higher education from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan that are partnering to address needs in semiconductor and microelectronics across the U.S.

The Ohio State-led network formed against the backdrop of Intel Corporation’s decision to build two new, leading-edge chip factories in Ohio. Additionally, Ohio State is among the Ohio educational institutions that will collaborate with Intel and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on a $100-million investment over the next decade to establish semiconductor manufacturing education partnerships. Intel will invest $50 million directly in Ohio higher education institutions.

Click here to read the article on WOSU’s website.

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