Purdue Summer Training, Awareness, and Readiness for Semiconductors (STARS) was an eight-week program that was offered in summer 2023 to develop deep-tech skills like IC design, fabrication, and packaging, and semiconductor device and materials characterization. The STARS program has two tracks: chip design and semiconductor manufacturing, and is envisioned as the equivalent of a summer internship. Students in each track participated in hands on activities in the Scifres Nanotechnology Cleanroom. Participants received a $10,000 stipend; students who intend to earn up to 6 credit hours will be responsible to cover the tuition from the stipend. The program ran from May 15 to July 7, 2023.