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EqOpTech Summer STEM Speaker/Workshop Series #5

You are invited to join a STEM speaker/workshop series:

From Sand to Silicon to Chip... From CAD to EDA

Where: The View Teen Center, Rengstorff Room, 263 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View

When: August 5, 2 to 5 pm

Who: Students interested in tech fields

Cost: Free

Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary. Bring your own laptop and a mouse with a scroll wheel. If you do not have access to a laptop, please e-mail to request one for the workshop.

Class materials: Click slide here

Tech Talk: Grace Gao, Principal Engineer, Rambus - 2-3 pm

Grace Gao, Principal Engineer, Rambus

Grace Gao, Principal Engineer, Rambus

Ms. Grace Gao, Principal Engineer at Rambus Inc. with 20 years of extensive experience in analog mixed-signal design flow development and EDA tools support. She has in-depth knowledge of challenges in 14nm and below deep sub-micron processes.

She is a great communicator and works with cross functional team in full project life cycle. She has lived and worked in three countries, China, Japan and U.S. While working abroad, she loves to learn and experience new culture and meet new people.


  • Speaker introduction
  • VLSI CAD Presentation (slides)
  • Demos (several video clips)
  • Internship experience
  • Workplace communication best practice
  • Q&A (5 mins)

3:00 to 3:15 pm - 15 minute break between workshop & talk

CAD Hands-on Design Workshop

CAD Hands-on Design Workshop

CAD Design Workshop #1:


  • Basic CAD functions to model structures
  • Part files vs. assembly files vs. construction files
  • Navigating around and implementing pictures as outlines
  • Textures and materials identifying cost/specifications of structures built
  • Proper dimensions and scaling