Youngkin applauds Micron investment in HCBUs

Governor Glenn Youngkin on Friday applauded Micron’s Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Semiconductor Network, a new partnership with that company, GlobalFoundries and the U.S. National Science Foundation that will make funding opportunities available for historically black colleges nationwide – including Norfolk State University, Hampton University and Virginia State University in Virginia.

“Micron has been a valuable corporate partner to Virginia’s Education system, with a long history of investing in Virginia’s HBCUs, including their support of the Micron-Norfolk State University Nanofabrication Cleanroom,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Private sector leadership is critical to bringing STEM opportunities and innovation to our higher education institutions, and Micron’s latest announcement is another demonstration of its commitment to expanding opportunity, increasing access, and embracing innovation in Virginia.”

“Micron is investing in people and partnerships to expose learners from every background to opportunities they may not otherwise have. The inclusion of three local HBCUs in Micron’s MSI Semiconductor Network further bolsters our longstanding support of education in Virginia,” said April Arnzen, executive vice president and chief people officer at Micron and president of the Micron Foundation. “We’re honored to see initiatives like Micron’s MSI Semiconductor Network, which are at the forefront of our industry’s efforts to prepare the semiconductor workforce and research ecosystem to meet growing demand for talent, recognized by government leaders in the U.S. and globally.”

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