At Lam Research we recognize that positively engaging employees and giving back to communities are central to our philanthropy goal of improving education in our communities. By meeting community educational needs with sustainable programs, we at Lam Research expect to advance the quality of education, with a focus on math and science.
Lam Research collaborates with universities and industry associations by supporting research, building relationships, and assisting graduate and undergraduate students. Examples of some of the ways we work together are by:
- Advancing research – We provide research grants, Fellows programs, equipment donations, and joint scientific papers. The company also established the Lam Research Distinguished Chair in Semiconductor Processing in 2011, the first-ever endowed chair in UC Berkeley’s Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute
- Assisting students – Lam Research sponsors thesis competitions, internships, and scholarships, and funds university programs for students
Lam’s K-12 grants support programs that improve the quality of education in the communities where Lam Research facilities are located. From hands-on science programs for elementary and junior high students to introductory engineering courses for high school students, engaging, interactive programs extend learning beyond the classroom. Programs emphasize K-12 math and science education with the expectation that better-prepared and more-confident students will be drawn to the challenging and rewarding careers that can be found in technology and engineering.
To maximize the positive long-term impact of our financial support, Lam Research directs all grant funding to ensure strategic investments are made in education. As a result, we do not review unsolicited requests.
Core Values Scholarships
Each year, Lam Research awards scholarships of $10,000 each to graduating seniors at Fremont, California; Livermore, California; Hillsboro, Oregon, and Tualatin, Oregon, area high schools. Since this program started in 2003, the company has awarded $828,000 in scholarships that have benefited more than 100 students. Students are selected by community leaders and representatives from Lam Research based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and demonstration of Lam’s Core Values. The scholarships support the students while they are enrolled in a college of their choice. Scholarship applications are available through the schools around the start of each calendar year.
Students are selected from the following schools:
- American High School
- Irvington High School
- Kennedy High School
- Mission San Jose High School
- Washington High School
- Granada High School
- Livermore High School
Hillsboro, Oregon Area
- Century High School
- Glencoe High School
Tualatin, Oregon Area
- Tigard High School
- Tualatin High School