During the 2014 Annual Meeting at SMTA International, the SMTA announced that Christine Taylor, a graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant. The SMTA Grant Committee selected her project entitled "Nano- and Micro-scale Strain Sensors for Measuring Stress Evolution in Microelectronic Packages."
In August of 2015, Christine will receive her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she has also previously received her Masters in Mechanical Engineering degree. Christine also earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University in 2008.
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 at the SMTA Annual Meeting during the SMTA International Conference in Rosemont, IL, September 28 - October 2. The 2015 grant will be presented at SMTA International in Rosemont, IL, September 27 - October 1, 2015.
View details at the website: http://www.smta.org/hutchins/hutchins.cfm. Please contact JoAnn Stromberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-920-7682, with questions.
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