UT Austin Welcome Week

Design The Solution


Technology has the potential to solve the world’s most difficult challenges. When you design semiconductors, you become the key to making that technology work. Chips provide the foundation and computing power for a wide range of emerging technologies – artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, healthcare devices, environmental solutions, and more.

How will you help create a positive change in the world through semiconductors? Join us for an information session to learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you!


Wednesday, August 31, 2022


12-2 PM CST


EER Building
(Engineering, Education, & Research Center)


12 p.m. – Opening remarks – GSA

12:10 12:40 p.m. – Keynote presentation by AMD with Q&A

12:40 1:10 p.m. – Moderated Panel Discussion

Opening Remarks

Alyson Freeman, PhD. 

Dirictor of Sustainability Product Management, Dell Technologies


Kim Vo

Corporate Vice President, Legal R&D at AMD


Renu Mehra

VP of Engineering, Silicon Realization Group at Synopsys


Norma Dorst

Sr. Director of Global Field Marketing, NI

Tristan Partin

Sr. Software Engineer, Micron

Gary Kotzur

Vice President and CTO, Storage Division, Marvell

Derek Chiou

Partner Hardware Architect, Microsoft

Zehra Gozde Fidan

Director of RF Design Validation, Silicon Labs

1:10 – 1:15 p.m. – Close & Thanks

1:15 – 2 p.m. – Networking Reception