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Many people would agree that the students of today will be the engineers of tomorrow, and the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is committed to nurturing that connection between academia and industry.
There are now two funds established to acknowledge and reward the research and leadership efforts of our student members. The Stromberg Scholarship recognizes undergraduate student leadership in the association. The Hutchins Grant is awarded for technical research, typically at the graduate level. Both funds are currently accepting financial donations as well as applications from students.
To learn more about the Stromberg Scholarship, which supports undergraduate leadership, click here.
To learn more about the Hutchins Grant, which supports graduate-level technical research, click here.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
SMTA's new chapter president, Jason Emes, a quality engineer with Pennatronics Corporation enthusiastically discussed with I-Connect007's Patty Goldman the latest goings-on with this Keystone State chapter. He also spoke about his plans and initiatives for the SMTA West Penn Chapter.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
Industry veteran and expert Chrys Shea is in a unique position when it comes to her work for the electronics assembly industry. As president of consulting firm Shea Engineering Services, she helps suppliers test and bring new products to the market, and helps assemblers bring new processes or skills to their assembly lines.
Neil Sharp, JJS Manufacturing
In today's increasingly competitive manufacturing environment, it's crucial that you are able to produce high quality new products that can be delivered on time, at the volumes required and at the right cost. And the key to ensuring a smooth transition from the initial design through to final manufacture is the implementation of a new product introduction (NPI) process.