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Hutchins Grant Award Winner Announced

Nov 20, 2012

During the 2012 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA announced that Xian Qin, a graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant.  The SMTA Grant Committee selected her project entitled "Highly Reliable Low CTE Interposer to Printed Wiring Board SMT Interconnections." Xian will receive her Ph.D. in 2015 from Georgia Institute of Technology and received her Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2010.

The Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, co-sponsored by the SMTA and Circuits Assembly magazine, was established in memory of past SMTA president, educator, mentor, and industry colleague, Dr. Charles Hutchins. The $5000 grant has been presented annually since 1998 to a full time graduate-level student pursuing a degree and working on thesis research in electronics assembly, electronics packaging, or a related field.

The award was presented during the SMTA International Conference in Orlando, FL, October 14-18, 2012. The 2013 grant will be presented at SMTA International in Fort Worth, TX, October 13-17, 2013.

View details at the website: http://www.smta.org/hutchins/hutchins.cfm.  Please contact JoAnn Stromberg, joann@smta.org or 952-920-7682, with questions.


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