Summer Training on Awareness and Readiness for Semiconductors (STARS)

Student Application Portal for STARS 2024 is closed



All initial acceptances have gone out - if you have not yet heard from us, you are either on our waitlist or will be receiving a rejection email shortly. We will send a status update to all applicants by April 7th.

The Purdue Summer Training, Awareness, and Readiness for Semiconductors (STARS) is an eight-week program designed to equip students with deep-tech skills in IC design, fabrication, packaging, and semiconductor device and materials characterization. The program offers two specialized tracks: chip design and semiconductor manufacturing, providing an experience equivalent to a summer internship.

Participants will receive up to a $10,000 stipend. Students intending to earn up to 6 credit hours will use the stipend to cover tuition costs.

STARS 2024
Overview of Important Dates

Program Application Window

Program Period

December 14, 2023 - February 1, 2024

May 20, 2024 - July 12, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)