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Student Program

Students, you are cordially invited to attend the 36th International Symposium on Microelectronics. We've got exciting activities lined-up from November 16 - 20, 2003, and you will enjoy the culture and hospitality of the Boston area.

Reduced Symposium Registration
Students' cost to attend the Full Technical Symposium is $10 for IMAPS student members and $15 for nonmembers (on or before October 3, 2003): $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members after October 3rd.

Student Plant Tour
On Wednesday morning students will take a bus and head for Analog Devices, Cambridge, MA, to visit its MEMS fabrication and packaging facilities. The tour includes an Introduction & Overview of the company, MEMS fabrication facility tour, software presentation and demonstration of IntelliSuite CAD for MEMS, and the tour of MEMS packaging and assembly.

Student Chapter Booth Competition
Each student chapter is encouraged to enter a booth and exhibit on the main floor. These booths are free to student chapters and allow chapters to demonstrate their activities to the microelectronics industry. Chapters will be evaluated, by a panel of judges, on various criteria including. Recognition will be given to the Best Student Chapter Booth at the Student/Industry Reception that evening.

Student Industry Panel/Reception
The Student Industry Panel is your chance to learn career development insights from top-level industry professionals. The panel will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Professionals from the electronics and optical networking equipment industries, industry recruiters, and engineering educators will describe and discuss how their education, interests and career experiences led to their current positions. Students will also learn current industry expectations and what they should be doing now for their long-term career development. A Reception will immediately follow where students will have the opportunity to network one on one with the industry panelists and each other. Refreshments will be served.

Professional Development Course (PDC) Monitor
Students have the opportunity to serve as PDC Monitors. One student monitor will be assigned to each of the 18 PDCs during the Symposium. Course monitors will assist the PDC Instructors (distribute handouts, monitor lights, collect evaluations, etc.). Although the monitors will receive no financial compensation, they will receive all handouts and slides presented during the course. Monitors are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. So, sign up early to get the PDC of your choice by emailing Angie Johnson,, with your top 3 choices.

Student Marketing Competition
The IMAPS Symposium Committee is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Student Chapter Marketing Competition for the IMAPS 2003 Symposium. The competition focuses on packaging for several selected industry groups including automotive, wireless, optoelectronics, RF/microwave, RF/wireless and security systems. Students from participating universities are expected to develop the following three components for their competition: 1. A Marketing Plan; 2. Print Media Advertisements; 3. Electronic Media Advertising. The winning student chapter in each area will be announced at IMAPS 2003.

Best Student Paper
A review committee will attend all technical presentations by student authors to evaluate and determine the Best Student Paper. Student papers will be evaluated on technical knowledge, presentation skills, written manuscript, and audience interaction. The winning student will receive a certificate and recognition in the magazine Advancing Microelectronics.

Employment Center
The IMAPS Employment Center will be open Tuesday, November 18th - Thursday, November 20th. Here, students will be able to speak with different employers about job openings, and interview rooms will be provided if needed.

Student Chapter President Meeting
Student chapter presidents from the various universities will conduct their first annual meeting. This meeting will contain discussions on effective member recruiting methods and various other topics concerning the growth of student involvement in IMAPS. This will also be an opportunity for students from different universities to get to know the other student chapter presidents.

2002 - 2003 Sidney J. Stein Educational Foundation Graduate Grant Recipients

Donald Plumlee, Boise State University
Student Advisor: Amy J. Moll, Ph.D.
Paper title: Lab in a Package: Integration of Microfluidics and Sensors in LTCC Materials

Jing Lee, University of Kentucky
Student Advisor: Dr. Janet K. Lumpp
Paper title: Carbon Nanotube Filled Conductive Adhesives

Michael Folk, University of Arkansas
Student Advisor: Fred D. Barlow III, Ph.D.
Paper title: Characterization and Modeling of Embedded Passives in Low-Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic


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