Tyrone Benson - Treasurer

Tyrone BensonOver the past 18 years, I have helped Intel Corporation maintain a competitive advantage.
- Sr. Reliability Engineer for IP being integrated into products on our most advanced silicon technologies.
- Engineering Manager for a small team of quality and reliability engineers delivering media processors for consumer electronics devices.
- Product Reliability Engineer for our first IA System on Chip for Consumer Electronics.
- Analog and Digital Designer of low power circuits for our first cell phone microprocessor chip.
- Integration Engineer on a record-breaking team that developed C4 (flip chip) packaging technology.
- Vice President (2 terms) of the Arizona Chapter of the Network of Intel African Americans (NIA) with a focus on career development.
- Volunteered with Intel Foundation to solicit, review, and grant awards totaling $200,000 to three university organizations focused on improving retention of underrepresented minorities and / or women in Engineering and Computer Science.

Over the past few years, I have introduced thousands of students at several local high schools and community colleges to the many STEM career options, sharing with them how STEM careers can help them change the world!

I believe STEM provides students with a solid foundation from which to build careers. Before Intel, I fell in love with pre-college and undergraduate STEM education. Throughout my career, I participated in successful programs ranging from undergraduate learning centers at Georgia Tech & the University of Michigan to multi-session workshops for the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) & Michigan’s Minority Introduction to Technology and Engineering.

After joining Intel, I added to my experience in this area by designing and instructing science and technology workshops for K-8 students at a charter school for kids from dysfunctional homes. In the past couple of years, I have worked with Valley Teen Leadership and students from the Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology (a STEM high school sharing a campus with Paradise Valley High School). I have facilitated site visits where the students meet Intel engineers and tour labs to understand what we do. I also work with the CREST Advisory Council to offer my experience in areas related to curriculum, recruitment, and retention.