TWENTY-EIGHT top science students from Vietnam are studying engineering at Portland State thanks to a $2 million investment from Intel.
The Intel Vietnam Scholars program is paying for the students' tuition, fees, books, room and board, and other expenses. Upon their graduation in 2011, Intel expects to employ the new electrical and mechanical engineers at its largest global assembly and test site, slated to open soon in Ho Chi Minh City.
Portland State already works closely with Intel in Oregon and is the third largest supplier of engineering talent to Intel in the United States.
The University is also a familiar partner in Vietnam. PSU offers an advanced training program in computer science with two Vietnamese universities and works with agencies there on studies of urbanization and public leadership.