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KLA India Employees Share Personal Stories of Impactful Experiences at Student Science Exhibit

Oct 4, 2022 2 min read

A few days into their new jobs in Chennai, India, eight employees truly lived KLA’s commitment to supporting education when they visited a school where students from underserved communities were presenting projects at a science exhibition – with help from a mobile science van funded by the KLA Foundation.

“Our employees were amazed how students created such science models with support from the KLA Mobile Science Lab. By engaging with the kids on their projects and having lunch with them during their first workweek at KLA, our employees were reminded of their own childhood memories and want to share their experience with others.”

Annie Rosaline, community social responsibility executive, KLA India

As part of KLA India’s community social responsibility activities, the local Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Empowered (WISE) employee resource group have quarterly engagement events to encourage volunteerism. Below, Sivan Modi (left) and Swati Agrawal share firsthand accounts of their day interacting with students at the science exhibition.

Click on Sivam’s photo and Swati’s LinkedIn post to read their stories:

Below, girls and boys exhibit their science projects with support from the KLA Mobile Science Lab.

The KLA Mobile Science Lab, sponsored by the KLA Foundation, travels to schools with a staff of teachers and technicians who use science experiments to give schoolchildren a hands-on learning experience. The one-year partnership with the Agastya Foundation will expose 16,000 students in 15 schools to the lab with the goal of inspiring their young minds.

In addition to the mobile science lab, KLA Foundation is helping to support gender and education equity by giving financial assistance to 12 female students from underprivileged communities pursuing engineering careers through Project Puthri, which offers scholarships to cover tuition costs at government and government-aided schools. Employees also engage with students by mentoring them in career advice and important soft skills like effective communication and time management.

Want to learn more about KLA India and employee life in Chennai? Check out the location spotlight article.

To start your career in Chennai, browse our India careers page.

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