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From Sand to Silicon: Semiconductors

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 @ 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Graham Fisher, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, SunEdison; Academy of Science – St. Louis Trustee

What is a semiconductor anyway? And why is silicon so special? Silicon Valley, the silicon economy… Silicon, the most studied element on Earth is the foundation of the $1.5 trillion electronics industry. And it’s very likely that some of the silicon in your home was manufactured right here in Missouri. Join SunEdison chief scientist, Dr. Graham Fisher, for a look at where silicon comes from, how it’s purified and converted to substrates suitable for manufacturing semiconductors for computer chips and other integrated circuits, and why its been so successful as the semiconductor of choice.

Bring your curiosity and queries to this in-depth look at the heart of today’s modern electronics. Dr. Fisher brings show-and-tell items for viewing and welcomes your questions.

Graham Fisher leads St. Peter’s-based SunEdison’s Emerging Technologies research group.

Parking is FREE in Zoo’s North Lot.
FREE & OPEN to ALL. Registration not required.
For more information call 314-533-8586 or email events@academyofsciencestl.org

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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