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Support Minority Students in Semiconductor Research

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Project ended on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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Support Minority Students in Semiconductor Research

Hello! My name is Martha Sema. I’m apostodoctoral fellow at  the Microelectronics Engineering Research center (MER) at UT Austin, I’m from  a beautiful  city in South America : Cali, Colombia, and I need your help.



The goal of my project is to encourage minority students to participate in research and science at UT Austin. Hispanic, African-American, Native American, and Pacific Island students are still a very, very small minority in science. In fact, they comprise of less than 10% of all active researchers and scientists!

This project is particularly important to me because of my experience as a minority student in the sciences. I did not have the training, the skills and the funding I needed to succeed as a minority student. I was lucky to meet people and professors that helped me and trained me to come to USA, but other minority students don´t have the same opportunities. By providing these opportunities to minority students at UT, you will help beat ignorance, expand opportunities, and pave the path for a more diverse group of scientists who will make discoveries and help make the world a better place.

With your help, we will be able to train these students on semiconductor research and give them the opportunity and resources they need to fall in love with science. Furthermore, we will be able to send them to a national conference : The Materials Research Society (MRS) in the fall of 2019 where they will be able to meet some of the top scientists in the semiconductor world and make priceless connections through networking opportunities.


Thank you for your support of minority students in science! 


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Materials for research

A donation of $20 dollars can help us to buy materials for our project of synthesis of semiconductors For that we need to buy WO3 powders Te Powders KMoSO4 powders Silicon oxide wafers.


Coats and googles

Your donation will allow us to acquire new coats and googles for our future scientists! This will help the students to be protected and ready to work. At our lab working with my chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor for synthesis of new semiconductors can be dangerous so we need the right equipment.


Conference flight tickets

Your donation will help cover the costs of travel for one student to a conference!


Meals + transportation

This gift will pay for all meals and transportation to the conference!


Conference registration

Every conference requires a registration for a student that costs around $315 dollars. Your donation will allow one student to participate and present our research.


Send a Student to a Conference

Your gift will sponsor all of 1 student’s expenses to attend a conference!


Research for the semester

Your gift will pay 1 student to conduct this research for an entire semester!

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