The SMTA unveiled an annual scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in electronics and actively involved in the SMTA. In honor of the nearly 30 years of service dedicated by former Executive Administrator, JoAnn Stromberg, a $3000 Student Leader Scholarship was established following her retirement in 2015. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage undergraduate students to take on more leadership opportunities and strengthen the connection between students and the electronics industry.
SMTA President Bill Barthel commented, “This scholarship is intended to pay tribute to all JoAnn has done for the Association and industry. As a former teacher this aligns with her and the Association’s values.”
Officers from the Dallas, Houston, and Austin SMTA Chapters played a critical role taking this effort from vision to reality, including criteria definition and financial support for the first five years.
More information can be found online at: http://www.smta.org/scholarship/The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.