NORDSON Semi High Tech U

This internationally acclaimed career exploration program offers Carlbad high school students a life-changing experience. Hosted at Nordson Corporation’s ASYMTEK, high-tech facility and taught by industry instructors, activities are engaging, exciting and enlightening.

Benefits of Participating:

Participate in interesting and fun, hands-on, math and science-based activities and work in teams to solve real-world problems.
Meet new friends with similar interests from other high schools. Over 8,000 students have successfully participated in this program worldwide.
Find out what careers fit your personality and what you can do NOW to prepare for the future.

What Will I Do?

In this 3-Day intensive workshop a group of Nordson employees leads high school students from North County San Diego through modules relating to chemistry, biology, engineering, and design. Students create resumes, participate in mock interviews and tour the University of California, San Diego.

Toward the end of the program, students select leaders from their class who became finalists in a speech competition. The winner earns a special prize from SEMI.

On the last day, Nordson holds a graduation ceremony for the student participants and their families.

How Can I Apply?

First, read through the SEMI High Tech U informational handout to make sure you meet qualifications and can attend all three days of the program.

Applications are now being accepted through the SEMI Foundation. Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Visit
  2. Click “Register”, do not enter a name or password at this point.
  3. Click “Student”.
  4. Password should be eight characters only, including one number.
  5. Choose “2020 Nordson and UCSD (23 Mar 2020 – 25 Mar 2020)” as your program.
  6. Complete all the required fields. Click “Register” when done.

This program is fully-funded with support from our foundation, Nordson Corporation, and the SEMI Foundation.

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Nordson Corporation

We are incredibly thankful to the Nordson Corporation for its commitment to enriching the educational experience for every student in Carlsbad Schools.