Discover the Future with Semiconductors

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April 17, 2024

By Jolene Montoya, IDLA Director of Curriculum

Did you know right here in Idaho something super cool is happening? It’s all about semiconductors, the tiny things inside electronics like your phone and game consoles. And guess what? You don’t need to live in a big city to be part of this awesome tech world. Even if you love the outdoors and think about becoming a farmer or a rancher, there’s a place for you in the semiconductor industry!

Check out this video highlighting Owyhee Produce, an Idaho farming company, that shows how Idaho is becoming a hotspot for semiconductor tech.  The video was created as a part of one of IDLA’s newest courses, “Chip, Chip, Hooray! Semiconductors 1,” specially designed for students in grades 8 to 10. This course is your first step into a world where technology meets the great outdoors.

In this course, you’ll dive into what semiconductors are and why they’re so important. You’ll learn by doing fun activities like building circuits and exploring how semiconductors are made. (Yes!  We are mailing out circuit kits!) Plus, you’ll discover all the cool jobs in the semiconductor field that can make a big difference in the world. And the best part? For the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 sessions, you can join this adventure for free! Watching the video and thinking about taking the course might just light up a path to your future career. So, why wait? Check out the video, think about signing up for the course, and be part of something huge right from where you are. Your journey into the world of semiconductors starts now.

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