Gordon F. Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee interview Mike Lesiecki about MATEC and MATEC NetWorks!

Mike Lesiecki is the Founding Director and PI for the MATEC, an NSF national center. With its partners in education and industry, MATEC develops programs, materials, and training that enables students, faculty, and technicians to continuously master the evolving competencies in science, mathematics, technology, and communications required by the workforce of the semiconductor, automated manufacturing, and electronics industries. MATEC is located in Tempe, Arizona.

Mike Q: Mike, what is the history of MATEC and how has it evolved over the course of its funding?

Gordon: What are the products and services that make up the MATEC Organization now?

Mike Q: How do all of those fit together to achieve MATEC’s vision: to be the worldwide leader in education and industry collaboration, supporting the ongoing development of a highly skilled workforce?

Gordon: What is the rationale of Maricopa Community College District, a local community college, for supporting a national center in a local environment?

Mike Q: What’s on the horizon?

To hear Mike’s answers – CLICK HERE