Foxconn invites students, faculty, alumni and others to Foxconn Day

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Terry Gou, Foxconn Technology Group chairman, and UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank sign a partnership agreement to pursue further research, education and scientific outreach collaborations on Aug. 27, 2018. Photo: Bryce Richter.

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Foxconn Technology Group and the University of Wisconsin–Madison invite UW–Madison students, faculty and staff, and alumni, along with members of the public and their families, to attend Foxconn Day, to be held at Engineering Hall on Oct. 18 and 19.

During the two-day event, in addition to showcasing some of Foxconn’s cutting-edge global technology and innovations, Foxconn staff will be onsite to share more details about the Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology (FIRST) and to discuss career opportunities with students.

“This event is a great opportunity for people on the Madison campus and in the broader community to learn more out about breakthroughs that are happening at Foxconn,” said Charles Hoslet, vice chancellor for University Relations at UW-Madison. “Students, faculty and staff, alumni, and community members can also learn about career opportunities, and the plans and opportunities for research collaborations between Foxconn and the campus.”

Foxconn is currently recruiting for several hundred positions in Wisconsin. Career opportunities cover a variety of areas and skillsets in human resources, hardware, software and firmware engineering, finance and accounting, legal, business analysis, graphics and interior design, construction management, and sales and marketing.

Students from all academic backgrounds, ranging from the liberal arts to engineering, are invited to attend. Students interested in career opportunities at Foxconn are invited to bring along their resumes and learn about job positions that are available in the Wisconn Valley Innovation Network, which comprises the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant, Foxconn’s North American Headquarters in Milwaukee, and Foxconn Places in Eau Claire, Green Bay and Racine.

“As Foxconn’s partnership with UW-Madison continues to grow, we look forward to expanding our support for engineering and innovation research at the university,” said Dr. Alan Yeung, director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives for Foxconn. “Together, Foxconn and UW-Madison are creating FIRST, which will be a hub for technological innovation and research and development initiatives in medical science, materials science, computer and data-driven science, among other fields. Foxconn Day is a unique opportunity to showcase the variety of careers and technologies that will be associated with FIRST. We hope that as FIRST and the Wisconn Valley Innovation Network begin operations, they will contribute to the robust AI 8K+5G ecosystem we are creating in Wisconsin and throughout the US.”

At Foxconn Day, attendees will hear more about Foxconn’s vision for its Wisconsin operations and the emerging technologies that will form much of Foxconn’s AI 8K+5G ecosystem. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about Foxconn’s Smart Cities – Smart Futures competition, which is open to all students, faculty and staff at any Wisconsin university or technological college. As part of that initiative, Foxconn will award up to $1 million in prizes to incentivize new technologies and concepts that are aimed for the development of smart, connected cities.

Foxconn Day will be held at UW-Madison’s Engineering Hall located at 1415 Engineering Drive in Madison, Wisconsin. Attendees are invited to visit between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 19.

About Foxconn Technology Group

Established in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”) is the global leader in manufacturing services for the computer, communication, and consumer electronics (3C) industry. A multinational company headquartered in Taiwan, Foxconn offers many of the leading U.S. and international companies in electronics a one-stop integrated manufacturing solution.  Foxconn generated total annual revenue of $158 billion in 2017 and was ranked No. 24 on the 2018 Fortune magazine Global 500. The company has facilities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Foxconn is leveraging the potential of cloud computing, mobile devices, the Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence, networks, and robotics and automation, in its transformation as a leading high-tech enterprise and industrial Internet company. The company has research centers and testing laboratories internationally and has received more than 83,500 patents worldwide.  In addition to maximizing value creation for customers, Foxconn is also dedicated to enhancing the concept of environmental sustainability in the manufacturing process and serving as a best-practices model for global enterprises.  

About the University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW–Madison, a public land-grant institution established in 1848, is a world-renowned university offering a comprehensive array of academic and professional programs. Award-winning research spanning the academic disciplines has earned UW–Madison a place among the world’s elite institutions of higher education. The university’s research enterprise is a catalyst for a powerful economic engine sparking innovation and discoveries to benefit the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Author: Staff