As part of the ongoing commitment in supporting research at Universities, Intel has contributed over $1M to support top PhD students across the nation for 1 year of their research. The Intel PhD Fellowship Program is a very competitive process where students must first be pre-selected by their universities to be able to apply for the fellowship. Each selected student submits a thorough application which is reviewed by Intel Fellows and senior technologists who choose the winners. This is a very prestigious award, and winning students are all leaders in their field and come very highly recommended by their university and/or industry partners.
The fellowship program was started in the early 90′s by Gordon Moore to recognize and honor top students for their leading edge research in areas that would benefit the mankind; it was open to all fields of research. Gordon wanted to give back to those universities and communities who excelled at producing the top students. It was a way to build long lasting relationships with these universities, the professors and help create the next generation of technology leaders. The program has been supported every year for nearly 2 decades. Today’s program keeps that focus and also places an emphasis on developing students who are well aware of issues facing the Semiconductor, High Tech/IT fields. Every winning student is assigned a technical mentor in Intel who is also a leader in their field. Students are encouraged to work through their mentor and develop a deep, understanding of the technical issues facing the industry and be on the forefront of solving the technical challenges that lie ahead.
This year, 21 fellowships were awarded. All of the winning students were invited to Intel in Oregon for the PhD Fellowship Forum. During this forum, the students were able to meet and hear lectures from top technical leaders across the company including Limor Fix, Vida Ilderem, Mike Mayberry, Kelin Kuhn, and many others. They also attended a networking dinner with many of the speakers as well as other Intel Fellows and Senior Principal Engineers. Intel is very proud to announce the list of this year’s winners – Congratulations to each one of you!!!