Liverpool Foundation Awarded Grant for Micron Chip Camp

Students Participating in Micron Chip Camp

The Liverpool Foundation for Education is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $40,000 Micron Foundation grant for the implementation of Chip Camp in the Liverpool Central School District.

Sponsored by the Micron Foundation, Chip Camp is a day camp filled with hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) activities related to semiconductor manufacturing and engineering jobs. Chip Camp attendees will learn and experience what engineers and scientists do every day in a semiconductor company. The camp is offered at no cost to students.

The district anticipates hosting a pilot Micron Chip Camp during Spring Recess (week of April 3-7, 2023), followed by a full Chip Camp during Summer 2023.

Participants will:

  • Learn how memory chips are made.
  • Discover the scientific principles involved in building circuits, launching rockets and programming robots.
  • Explore topics in engineering, physics, chemistry and computer science.
  • Meet inspiring, diverse STEM mentors, including Micron team members and engineering students from local universities.

Liverpool will be the fourth on-site location for Micron’s Chip Camp, which includes camps in Georgia, Idaho and Virginia. 

“This grant from the Micron Foundation will allow the Liverpool Foundation for Education to provide students, teachers and staff with an invaluable opportunity to enhance learning in our classrooms and beyond,” said Liverpool Foundation for Education President Stacey Balduf. “We are excited by the possibilities and the positive impact our relationship with Micron and its foundation will have for years to come.”

In early November, Micron Foundation's Head of Social Impact & STEM Programs Robert Simmons III, EdD. also announced the Liverpool Central School District will be the first in the world to have a virtual reality semiconductor education program offered to its students. While there is no current curriculum in place for this opportunity, the goal is to work with Liverpool CSD staff and administrators to help establish the program’s curriculum.

“This is a dream come true for our district, our students and our staff,” said Liverpool CSD Superintendent of Schools Daniel G. Henner. “It is a privilege to be able to work with Micron and assist them with their newest educational opportunity.”

Specific details regarding Chip Camp, including eligibility for participation, will be shared with families in the near future. Please keep an eye on the Liverpool CSD Web site and ParentSquare for more information.