Apr 11, 2016 –
Last week, I was lucky enough to join the UNM student water groups (with a high percentage of civil engineering students) on a tour of Intel in Rio Rancho. This tour, hosted by the UNM American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), introduced us to three different staff that shared their stories of working with Intel. Our experience included an overview of Intel’s history and impact in 70 countries with 107,000 global employees; including nearly 2,000 local New Mexican employees. The site currently works on 12″ silicon wafers for export and has their own onsite water treatment facility. We also saw current innovative Arduino based boards, their huge & multifaceted safety system, as well as multiple monster sized labs with billions of dollars in technology hosted here on New Mexico soil!
A special Thank You to Intel staff Carrie Weitz, Randy Hopkins and Kenny Black who took time out of their day to make ours enjoyable and special!