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The SMTA is currently seeking student applications for the Charles Hutchins Educational Grant by Friday, April 28, 2023.
The $8,000 grant commemorates Dr. Charles Hutchins, past president of the SMTA, educator, mentor, and distinguished industry colleague. It was established to encourage graduate students to pursue careers in the electronics industry, by developing closer ties between student research and the needs of the electronics manufacturing industry.
The Hutchins Grant has been awarded annually since 1998 and is intended for the purchase of technical books and research materials, for participation in conferences related to electronics assembly and packaging, and for living expenses if necessary. Over $100,000 has been awarded to grant recipients since it started.
Eligible applicants must be full-time, graduate-level students pursuing a degree and working on thesis research in electronics assembly, electronics packaging, or a related field. Interested applicants should visit the Hutchins Grant page to review the criteria and complete the application.
For more information about the Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, contact Saniya Pilgaonkar at +1-952-920-7682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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