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James Kawski is a 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry and is responsible for strategic marketing for the Varian Semiconductor Equipment business unit at Applied Materials. In his spare time he volunteers countless hours to the North Shore Technology Council. As president of the council in 2013 he started a STEM scholarship and special Interest Group. He lives in Hamilton, Massachusetts and is married with three children.
The culmination of a comprehensive STEM program providing high-value education and networking resources for grade school educators came to completion this month with the STEM² Summit: “Nurturing students’ curiosity and inspiring innovation.” The event was a capstone to a five-part, professional development series of workshops held over the past several months for educators from the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Applied Materials employees in Gloucester, MA hosted several dozen grade school science teachers for two days of in-depth presentations on semiconductor manufacturing as well as tours of our research and development facility, in an effort to provide a glimpse into possible STEM career opportunities in their own backyard.