Investing in the Next Generation of STEM Professionals
Sep 14, 2023
  • Lam Research has supported the National GEM Consortium and GEM interns since 2019
  • Students who have been accepted into the Fellowship Program have the opportunity to pursue an internship with Lam and also receive funding for their graduate studies

At Lam, we’re steadfast in our commitment to create a more inclusive and diverse culture. Our partnership with the National GEM Consortium is one of the ways we bring that commitment to life. Through continued investment in the GEM Fellowship Program and engagement with Lam leadership, we’re proudly supporting the development and advancement of underrepresented students who are pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in applied science and engineering.  

For the 2023-2024 school year, Lam plans to host more than 20 GEM Fellow interns, which will give students the opportunity to gain both internship experience and funding for their graduate careers. Our leaders continue to be active in support of GEM, with Stacey MacNeil, Lam’s Chief Communications Officer and Group Vice President of ESG, serving as a board member. 

Overall, we have hosted more than 90 GEM interns since 2019 and nine alumni have been hired into full-time roles within Lam. Featured below are two team members who joined Lam after completing their GEM fellowships and now help prove what’s possible.  

Daniel Corral
Daniel Corral, Rotation Engineer 

Daniel completed his Ph.D. in collaboration with Stanford University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory through a cooperative research agreement with GEM support.  

“My network and contacts from being a GEM Fellow helped me find new opportunities like the rotation program at Lam Research, which is an incredible space to analyze new problems that address semiconductor processes and surface science,” he says. “My whole perspective on my career has been influenced by driving factors that GEM highlights: mainly interdisciplinary work that invites diversity of thought, approaches, and backgrounds.” 

“I’ll add that the people are the best part of Lam. The environment Lam cultivates is one full of brilliant minds who genuinely care about your success.” 

His advice to students: “First, seek opportunities that have been made for you by matching your skills with known academic or company needs. Then, create unique opportunities by identifying and filling in the gaps that will come with dynamic change.” 

Samantha Bell
Samantha Bell Carrillo, Technical Program Manager 

Through GEM, Samantha obtained a master’s degree in engineering management at Johns Hopkins University and completed two internships at Lam. After graduation, she joined Lam Research full-time.  

“The GEM Fellowship helped me grow personally and professionally by giving me the opportunity to pursue higher education and connecting me to the exceptional company that is Lam and its amazing team,” she says.  

Today, Samantha advocates for minorities in STEM by mentoring Lam interns and GEM Fellows, giving advice and sharing her experiences.  

“GEM is the best fellowship out there for minorities in STEM. I'd love for more and more students to learn about its offerings and how it helps advocate for minorities in STEM!”  

University partnerships and collaborations with organizations such as the National GEM Consortium are helping build a pipeline of highly skilled and diverse STEM talent. In addition, Lam Research partners with historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutes, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the United Negro College Fund.  


Sarah Miller is a Recruitment Marketing Specialist on the Talent Outreach team and helps run our GEM Program partnership.