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March 2013 - Thanks to a new Intel-UA collaboration, Intel employees now have the opportunity to boost their education to help keep Intel the world's biggest chip manufacturer.
"I've always wanted to complete my four-year engineering degree, but kids and a family made it more and more difficult to find the time," said Mike Dokouzian, a facilities manager at Intel's Ocotillo site in Chandler, Arizona, and one of the first students to enroll in the program.
Intel's Fab/Sort Manufacturing College of Engineering (COE) - the company's corporate university - and the University of Arizona College of Engineering are working together to give Intel employees a distance-learning opportunity to earn UA Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical engineering and materials science and engineering.
The online program allows Intel FSM employees the flexibility to further their education while managing their work and life needs.
At a recent event to cement the relationship between Intel and the UA, Intel presented the UA team with a framed memento to recognize the collaboration.
Left to right are Lalita Rao, director of Intel FSM COE; Brian McCarson, Intel COE faculty member; Pierre Deymier, director of the UA School of Sustainable Engineered Systems and head of the UA department of Materials Science and Engineering; Jim Baygents, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the UA College of Engineering; Michelle St. Louis Weber, F22 plant manager at Intel's Ocotillo site; and Jim Field, head of the UA department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.