Vermont Business Magazine On Friday, January 26, GlobalFoundries (GF) opened its doors in Essex Junction to seven Brown University and Dartmouth College students from the EDGE Consortium. The day featured presentations focused on GF's culture, community, and career opportunities, a tour of the fab, and a "Day in the Life of a GF Engineer" panel that left the students energized about the semiconductor industry.
According to its website, The EDGE Consortium is made up of women presidents and deans of engineering from the nation’s leading research universities and schools of engineering including Dartmouth, Indiana University, Brown University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Rochester, the University of Washington, and the Olin College of Engineering. They work collaboratively to transform semiconductor-related education to be more accessible and aligned with industry workforce needs.
The EDGE Consortium recognizes that the goals of the CHIPS and Science Act – to boost U.S. competitiveness, innovation and national security in the global semiconductor landscape – won’t be achieved unless historically marginalized groups are included from the start, so EDGE is committed to doubling the number of industry-ready women and people of color for semiconductor-related careers.