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Columbus State hosts governor, Intel, for major announcement

Campus News | Wednesday, March 23, 2022

President Harrison speaks to the crowd gathered at the Mitchel Hall Event Center on March 17. Above right, the president shakes hands with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who also spoke at the announcement of Intel’s $150 million of education funding. Others attending included Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Ohio State President Kristina Johnson, Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger, Keyvan Esfarjani, Intel chief global operations officer, and Christy Pambianchi, Intel executive vice president and chief people officer.

(Above left, Columbus State President David Harrison speaks to the crowd gathered at the Mitchell Hall Event Center on March 17. Above right, the president shakes hands with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who also spoke at the announcement of Intel’s $150 million of education funding. Others attending included Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Ohio State President Kristina Johnson, Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger, Keyvan Esfarjani, Intel chief global operations officer, and Christy Pambianchi, Intel executive vice president and chief people officer.)

Intel logoDozens of civic, business, and education leaders gathered in the Mitchell Hall Event Center on March 17, where chipmaker Intel unveiled plans to fund $150 million for education efforts in the region to increase the workforce for the semiconductor industry. (The company previously announced it would spend $20 billion for a new chipmaking facility in nearby Licking County to open in 2025.) 

The Associated Press reported, “Intel’s $50 million investment in Ohio includes the creation of a semiconductor education and research program across state institutions, including the expansion and diversification of STEM education, the company said. Similarly, an additional $50 million investment by the company will support the development of two- and four-year college semiconductor research curriculums and programs nationally.”

 

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