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About the Impact Report
The SEMI Foundation has been changing lives since its inception in 2001. Our key to success is our industry-driven model. We know our impact by maintaining connection with the students and teachers who have participated in SEMI High Tech U (HTU).
Our programs impact students. After attending an HTU program, students understand the education and career pathways that will lead them to high-tech fields, allowing them to make informed education and career choices. The SEMI Foundation commits to helping high school students gain a better understanding of how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are used to solve “real-world” problems. This realization fosters a renewed commitment to explore a future in high-tech industries.
In 2014, the Foundation, in collaboration with the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center, undertook an extensive retrospective survey of High Tech U participants who completed the program in the years 2006 to 2010. Our idea was to determine how those students persisted in their education, how they performed in school and work, and the overall impact HTU has had.