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SUMMER 1999 CHIP CAMP

STUDENT APPLICATION PACKET

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction to Summer 1999 Chip Camp

Section A. – Counselor/Advisor

Recommended Process for Selection of Candidates
Teacher Endorsement Form
Student Endorsement Form

Section B. – Student, Parent/Legal Guardian

Letter to Parent/Legal Guardian
Student Essay Form
Comprehensive Consent Form
Insurance Information Form
Code of Conduct
Student Conduct Agreement
Photography and Sound Release
Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement
Detailed Directions to ASU East/Williams Campus


SUMMER 1999 CHIP CAMP

 

Dear Student:

You should be proud to know that you have been nominated by your school faculty and counselors to attend an exciting event this summer. The Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center and the Maricopa Community College District are sponsoring a Summer Chip Camp beginning the evening of June 2nd and ending June 4th. Limited to 60 students, you have been nominated to attend this 3-day resident camp. Students have been selected from local high schools to participate and your name has been submitted as a candidate to attend.

What is the Summer Chip Camp?

Students will be immersed in 3 days of education and fun. You will be introduced to an exciting career opportunity in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Semiconductors are commonly known as "computer chips." Computer chips are the brains of almost all computers, home appliances, entertainment equipment, and thousands of other consumer and scientific applications. At the Summer Chip Camp you will be informed as to the career opportunities that await you in this exciting industry.

What will you learn?
First, you will learn through hands-on short-courses in computers, electronics, science, and mathematics, how these subjects prepare you to enter into the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Secondly, you will discover how your local Maricopa Community Colleges and Arizona State University East can prepare you for high paying jobs in this industry. Third, you will go on a series of field trips to the local semiconductor manufacturing plants and supplier companies to see first hand how the industry works. Lastly, you will meet new friends, students like yourself, who may become your future college classmates and co-workers.

Do you have to study again in the summer?
Absolutely not! Each short half-day course is designed to show you how high school computer, science, electronics, robotics and math classes will give you a jump start in preparing you for entry into a community college, and in particular, the semiconductor and computer fields. These short courses are taught by college and high school teachers who designed them to be enjoyable, entertaining, and yes, even educational.

The field trips…what are they like?
Each afternoon you’ll be on a field trip to one of the major semiconductor companies or to a supplier company (like a chemical processing plant). You will discover how computer chips are made, meet and talk to some of the workers, and find out what they do in those bunny suits.

Do you go home in the evening?
No, because that’s when the other fun begins. You will be assigned a dormitory room to share (just like in college or camp) and will stay for the duration of the three-day camp. Three full meals and an evening snack will be provided. There will also be co-ed games like volleyball, shooting hoops, ping pong, racquetball, a weight circuit center, track, a lifeguarded swimming pool, movies and more. We hope to tire you out!!!

Where and when is the Chip Camp?
All classes and evening entertainment will take place at the Williams Campus of Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Arizona State University East located in East Mesa. You need to arrange to be dropped off at the Williams Campus on the evening of Tuesday, June 1st and picked up on Friday evening, June 4th.

Wow! Will this cost your life savings?
No, the Chip Camp is funded by our sponsoring organizations, but you will be asked to pay a $25.00 application fee. If you do not qualify, you will be refunded the $25.00. If you cannot afford $25.00, see your counselor.

Who is eligible?
High School students entering 11th and 12th grade.

How do you sign up?
Just go to your high school counselor. Your counselor will provide you with all the forms to be completed, by you and by your parent or legal guardian. You should be notified within ten days or less if you have been one of the 60 selected candidates.

Application deadline – May 7, 1999

Inform your counselor of any special needs.

Please return this letter of invitation to your counselor at your home high school and ask how to apply. We hope to see you at the Summer Chip Camp.

Summer 1999 Chip Camp is sponsored by the High Technology Industry Cluster/School To Work Partnership (HTIC/STW), Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC) – a division of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), ASU East and the Semiconductor Industry and Education Partnership (SIEP).

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Recommended process that schools should follow to select candidates for the Summer Chip Camp

  1. Establish a selection team at your school. (Counselor, Administrator, Teacher, Parent, etc.)
  2. Advertise to the student body utilizing the Chip Camp brochure and poster.
  3. Distribute brochure only (not the application packet) to students showing initial interest.
  4. Distribute Student Application Packet to screened applicants to take home for parent/guardian review, consent and authorizing signatures. (Please inform applicant not to remove pages from the bound packet.)
  5. Review returned Student Application Packets prior to shipping to MATEC. (Check for appropriate documents and authorizing signatures.) See recommended selection criteria below.
  6. Selection team should pick three (3) applicants to represent their school for the summer "Chip Camp." It is also suggested that a list of alternates be chosen in case any of the original picks are unable to attend.
  7. Selection Team will then return the three (3) screened Student Application Packets in the accompanying, pre-addressed, postage paid, large envelope to the following person:

Monica Baird, Summer Chip Camp Facilitator
MATEC
2323 W. 14th Street, Suite 402
Tempe, Arizona 85281-6950

  1. All applications must be returned from your school contact to MATEC no later than May 7, 1999.

RECOMMENDED SELECTION CRITERIA for the SUMMER CHIP CAMP

  1. Students should be completing their sophomore and junior year of high school.
  2. Target student should maintain a GPA in the C or B range. (Algebra I is not required but is highly recommended.)
  3. Student should submit a letter of endorsement from a Math, Science, or Technology teacher (see Teacher Endorsement Form). This letter should address the student’s strengths in one or more of these areas and the student’s likelihood of success in a career in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry.
  4. Student should receive an endorsement from the school Counselor and/or Administrator regarding Attendance, Discipline, and Maturity, and Commitment level before packet is returned to MATEC (see Student Endorsement Form).
  5. Student should submit in writing a short statement as to why they would like to attend the camp (see Student Essay Form).

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TEACHER ENDORSEMENT FORM

 

Please submit a brief statement of endorsement highlighting the Chip Camp applicant’s qualifications. This endorsement should address the student’s strengths in Math, Science, or Technology (i.e., grades, class standing, general attendance, level of commitment to the subject) and the student’s likelihood of success in a career in the Semiconductor Manufacturing or related industry.

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STUDENT ENDORSEMENT FORM

 

Dear School Counselor/Administrator,

Students participating in the Chip Camp will be required to live in dorms for one week. Students are expected to be able to get along well with their roommates and be respectful of the property of others. Students will need to conduct themselves in a respectful and courteous manner while attending classes, facility tours, and recreational activities. The selection team will need to keep this in mind when making their choices. Please take a moment and rate this student on the following factors.

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Student Name (please print)

 

Poor

Above Average

Good

Excellent

Attendance

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Maturity

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Commitment level.

Does this student follow through with a commitment

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Courtesy towards others

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Respect for the property of others

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Ability to work with others

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Ability to work independently

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Is this student free of discipline problems

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I believe this student will be an excellent representative of our school

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Counselor/Administrator Signature
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SUMMER 1999 CHIP CAMP

Dear Parent or Legal Guardian,

You should be proud to know that your son or daughter has been nominated by their high school faculty and counselors to attend an exciting event this summer.

A three-day resident Summer Chip Camp, beginning the evening of June 1st and ending the evening of June 4th, will be co-sponsored by the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (a division of Maricopa County Community Colleges), and the High Technology Industry Cluster/School to Work Partnership. The event will be limited to sixty (60) students from the Phoenix metro area and your son or daughter has been nominated to attend this three-day resident camp.

The participants will be immersed in three days of education and recreation on the Arizona State University East/Williams Campus, located at 6100 South Power Road, Building 410, Mesa, Arizona. Chip Camp will provide the participants an opportunity to participate in electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, computer science and mathematics short courses taught by high school and community college faculty. In addition to the short courses, the participants will accompany faculty and industry representatives on tours of the major semiconductor companies located in the valley.

In terms of safety, the Williams Campus is the safest residential campus in Arizona (possibly in the U.S.). Police and Fire Stations with Emergency Medical Services are located right on the campus within a few hundred yards from the dormitories and classrooms. No dangerous chemistry or electronic experiments will take place in the classrooms. The industry trips are completely safe as long as all students comply with normal guest behavior practices. Recreational activities may include basketball, running track, volleyball, racquetball, weight lifting and swimming. The swimming pool has trained lifeguards who will be on site each evening. If your son or daughter cannot swim, you should notify us of that at the orientation session. You should also tell us of any other medical limitations your son or daughter may have. We will then alert our counselors so as to provide extra care and caution for the safety and welfare of your son or daughter.

Field trips to local industry sites, Gateway Community College and ASU Main in Tempe will be included. Counselors and/or other responsible campus adults will be the drivers of the vans.

All food and snacks will be provided, but if special dietary supplements are required, let us know. Refrigerators are available in each dorm room. If your son or daughter requires special medication, particularly injections, we must be informed to assure proper disposal of hypodermic needles or medicine containers.

A recognition ceremony will take place in Building 410 on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m., June 4th. Please be sure to attend and pick up your son or daughter at that time.

Enclosed in this Student Application Packet, you will find all the forms necessary to be completed by you and your son or daughter.

For your convenience, detailed directions to the Arizona State University/Williams Campus are included at the end of this packet (page 16). Please remove these directions from the packet and keep for future reference.

We thank you for your support in this endeavor. We are confident that your son or daughter will enjoy their week at the Summer Chip Camp. If their plans should change between now and June 1st and they cannot attend, please let us know, as we have made a financial investment in their participation.

Sincerely,


Richard Newman
Co-Chair
Summer Chip Camp Committee
517-8650

Kenneth M. Schultz
Co-Chair
Summer Chip Camp Committee
988-8102

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STUDENT ESSAY FORM

 

Please submit a brief statement as to why you would like to attend the Chip Camp.

 
Student Name: ______________________________

 

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MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

SUMMER CHIP CAMP

COMPREHENSIVE CONSENT FORM

This form includes medical and travel consent for the following activities of the
Maricopa County Community College District

 

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ADVISOR’S Name (Please Print)

 

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Student’s Name (Please Print)

 

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Name of School (Please Print)
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Deadline Date (Please Print)

 

Activities (Proposed)

Dates

Location
Semiconductor Fabrication Field Trip

June 2-4

Local Semiconductor Plants
Chemical Processing Field Trip

June 2-4

Local Chemical Processing Plant
Swimming, Gymnasium Sports, Weight Training, Volleyball

June 2-4

Chandler-Gilbert Community College at Williams Campus (CGCC/WC)
Chemistry & Water Fabrication

June 2-4

CGCC/WC & Arizona State U. or TBA
Morning Classes

June 2-4

CGCC/WC or TBA

TRAVEL CONSENT (Please Print)

I hereby give my ____son ____daughter ______________________________(Name of Student) permission to participate in the activities identified and approve the transportation arrangements to the locations and dates as listed above.

MEDICAL CONSENT (Please Print)

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Parent or Guardian’s Name or Self, (if over 18)

 

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(Relation)

of ___________________________________
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Age

 

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(Social Security No. of Student)

 

 

of_______________________________________________________________________________________________
   (Complete Home Address, including Zip Code)

 

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hereby authorize in advance any necessary medical treatment required while he/she is absent from home for activities as listed above.

 

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(Name of Family Doctor)
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(Phone No.)
 

Medical Insurance Carrier ______________________________________________________(Optional)

Signature of Parent or Guardian (or Self, if over 18) _____________________________ Date __________________

Signature of Witness _____________________________________ or Date _______________________________

Signature of Notary Public ___________________________________ My Commission expires _______________

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SUMMER CHIP CAMP

MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

INSURANCE INFORMATION FORM

 

Does your son or daughter have any chronic illnesses that we should be aware of?

Yes _______ No _______

 

If yes, please list them.

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My son/daughter__________________________ is not covered by medical insurance.

 

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Signature of Parent/Guardian
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IF YOUR STUDENT IS COVERED BY MEDICAL INSURANCE, PLEASE ATTACH A XEROX COPY OF BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE INSURANCE CARD TO THIS FORM.

THANK YOU.

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MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

SUMMER CHIP CAMP (SCC)

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

The eyes of other Summer Chip Camp (SCC) members, advisors, community members, labor and industry representatives are on you. It is up to you to act responsibly at all times because what you do will reflect upon the SCC organizers. The members of SCC whom you represent are looking to you for leadership and example.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has approved a resolution that smoking, drinking alcohol and unseemly behavior of any kind is prohibited while at the camp.

Dress appropriately for classes and field trips. That means you cannot wear sexually explicit attire, or shirts, shorts, tube tops. T-shirts must be free of drug, alcohol, or gender demeaning slogans.

You must wear shoes while in class and in industry related field trips (no open-toed shoes).

You will conduct yourself at all time in order to be a credit to your organization, school and community by:

  • Dressing neatly and appropriately for the occasion.
  • At all times, showing respect for the rights and property of others.
  • Being courteous towards others.
  • Being honest and not taking unfair advantage of others.
  • Refraining from loud, boisterous talk, swearing or horseplay.
  • Attending meetings, or classes on time, promptly and respecting the opinions of others.
  • Observing the rules and regulations established by those in charge of the class meetings and field trips.

CAMPUS HOUSING REGULATIONS

Members staying the night or nights in campus housing must:

  • Be in their respective rooms and quiet at the designated curfew time.
  • Not have (at any time) boys in girl’s or girls in boy’s rooms, unless their counselor is present.
  • No stereos, TV’s, or radios are allowed in the rooms.
  • The Maricopa Community College District and the Williams Campus Housing Office are not responsible for any lost items. Therefore, students must lock outside, and/or adjoining doors while not in rooms. Valuable items should be left at home.

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STUDENT CONDUCT AGREEMENT FOR SUMMER CHIP CAMP (SCC)

 

NAME OF STUDENT: ________________________________________________________

I recognize that the SCC is an extension of my school year and I must abide by school rules.

I agree to conduct myself in such a manner that I will bring credit to my parents, my school, my community and myself. I realize the trip I am taking and the activity I am attending is not an award in itself, but it is another means by which I can make contribution to my personal development.

I agree to abide by the rules of personal conduct prescribed by the teachers and advisors in charge as well as by the standards established on the preceding page of this agreement.

I agree to attend classes and field trips and activities required unless specifically excused by the counselors in charge.

I also agree that if I disobey the instructions of my counselors and teachers, and/or bring discredit to the Summer Chip Camp organizers, and myself, that I may lose an opportunity to continue at the camp. If a violation occurs, a parent may be notified and may be responsible for the return of their student at the parents’ expense.*

Activity being attended: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SUMMER CHIP CAMP

I have read and understand Summer Chip Camp Code of Conduct.

* I understand if a violation occurs, I may be responsible for the return of my student at my expense.

 

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Signature of Parent/Guardian
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I have read and understand the Summer Chip Camp Code of Conduct

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Information to be completed by a Summer Chip Camp Activity Advisor

The SCC member above ___ has ___ had not conducted himself/herself according to the agreement entered into above.

Comment(s):___________________________________________________________________

 

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Date
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Signature of Activity Advisor

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Photography and Sound Release

 

I hereby grant the organizers of the Summer Chip Camp Committee of Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) permission to make still or motion pictures and sound recordings, separately or in combination, and also give a production company approved by the MCCCD permission to use the finished silent or sound pictures, and/or sound recordings as deemed necessary.

Further, I so hereby relinquish to the MCCCD all rights, title, interest in, and income from the finished sound or silent motion pictures, still pictures, and/or sound recordings, negatives, prints, reproductions, and copies of the originals, negatives, recording duplicates and prints, and further grant the MCCCD the right to give, sell, transfer, and/or exhibit the same to any individual, business firm, publication, television station, radio station or network, or governmental agency, or to any of their assignees, without payment or other consideration to me.

My agreement to perform under camera, lighting, and stated conditions is voluntary and I do hereby waive all personal claims, causes of action, or damages against the MCCCD and the employees thereof, arising from a performance or appearance.

 

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Signature of Student
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Signature of Parent/Guardian
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MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement

 

In consideration for receiving permission to participate in SUMMER CHIP CAMP, I RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE WILLIAMS EDUCATION CENTER, MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, their officers, servants, agents or employees (RELEASES) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or to any property belonging to me, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, or otherwise, in transportation, while participating in such course activity, or while in, on or upon the premises where the activity is being conducted.

I am fully aware of risks and hazards connected with the following activities: Semiconductor Fabrication Field Trip; Chemical Processing Field Trip; Swimming-Gymnasium Sports, Weight Training and Volleyball; and Chemistry & Water Fabrication such as possible exposure to chemicals and manufacturing processes; exposure to water and the possibility of drowning; and possible muscle strains and bone fractures and other injuries associated with the above mentioned sports. I elect to voluntarily participate in said activities, and to enter the above-named premises and engage in such activity knowing that the activity may be hazardous to me and my property. I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of being engaged in such an activity, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise.

I further AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the RELEASEES from any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney’s fees, that they may incur due to my participation in said activity, WHETHER CAUSE BY NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise.

It is my express intent that this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representative, if I am deceased, and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the above-named RELEASEES. I further agree that this Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement shall be constructed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona.

IN SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I ACKNOWLEDGE AND REPRESENT THAT I have read the foregoing Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, understand it and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this Release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.

 

Dated ________________________________, 199____

 

WITNESSES

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PARTICIPANT

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PARENT SIGNATURE (If participant is under 18 years of age)

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DIRECTIONS TO ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY EAST/WILLIAMS CAMPUS

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Arizona State University East/Williams Campus is located at 6001 South Power Road, Building 410, Mesa, Arizona.

 

The most convenient way to travel to the Arizona State University East/Williams Campus:

 

  • Follow Interstate 60 east to the Power Road exit,

  • Turn south on Power Road to the Arizona State University East/Williams Campus

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