you are cordially invited to attend the 37th International Symposium
We’ve got exciting
activities lined-up from November 14-18, 2004, and you
will enjoy the beauty, culture and hospitality of Long
Reduced Symposium Registration
Students’ cost to attend the Full Technical Symposium is
$10 for IMAPS student members and $15 for non-members (on or before
October 8, 2004): $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members
after October 8th.
Student Plant Tour
On Wednesday morning students will take a bus and head for one
of several IMAPS Industry supporters.
• Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST) in Redondo Beach, developer
of a broad range of systems at the leading edge of space, defense
and electronics technology. Leading developer of military and civil
space systems, satellite payloads and advanced technologies from
high-power lasers to high-performance microelectronics. STUDENT
MUST BE A US CITIZEN TO TOUR NGST.
• Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies (TMT) is a full service contract
and design manufacturer of leading edge multichip modules and hybrids
for microelectronics, RF/microwave, optoelectronics, medical, secure
communications and power applications. STUDENT MUST
BE A US CITIZEN TO TOUR TMT.
• Ablestik Laboratories, based in Rancho Dominguez, is the worldwide
industry leader in die attach adhesives. Ablestik manufactures
electrically and thermally conductive paste, film and tape adhesives,
and underfill encapsulants used in semiconductor and microelectronics
assembly. Applications include semiconductor packaging and optoelectronics
Please submit your request to participate in a tour via e-mail
to Angie Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org, no
later than October 8, 2004.
Additionally, if you are requesting a tour of Northrop
Grumman Space Technology or Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies,
must provide proof of US Citizenship.
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. Recognition will be given to the Best Student
Chapter Booth at the Student/Industry Reception that evening.
Judging will be on Tuesday, November 16th, 9 am - 11 am.
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 - 5:30 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 industry panelists and each other.
Professional Development Course (PDC) Monitor
Students have the opportunity to serve as PDC Monitors. One student
monitor will be assigned to each of the 15 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 email@example.com,
with your top 3 choices.
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
The IMAPS Employment Center will be open Tuesday, November 16th
- Thursday, November 18th. Here, students will be able to speak
with different employers about job openings, with interview rooms
provided as needed.
2003 - 2004 Sidney J. Stein Educational Foundation
Graduate Grant Recipients
Srinivasan, North Carolina State University
Student Advisor: Angus Kingon
Paper title: Novel Embedded Passive Concepts: Tunable Capacitors
Embedded into High Density Printed Wiring Boards for RF/Microwave Applications
Angela Grusd, Colorado School of Mines
Student Advisor: Stephen Liu
Paper title: A Study of Interconnect Technologies and Interfacial
Reactions in Reactive Metal Brazing and Soldering of LTCC Materials
Eric D. Littlefield, Colorado State University
Student Advisor: George Collins
Paper title: Electrical Measurements of Circuit Interconnection
Networks Using Microplasma-Based Contacts