Student Program

Students, you are cordially invited to attend the 37th International Symposium on Microelectronics. We’ve got exciting activities lined-up from November 14-18, 2004, and you will enjoy the beauty, culture and hospitality of Long Beach.

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 assembly.

Please submit your request to participate in a tour via e-mail to Angie Johnson, no later than October 8, 2004. Additionally, if you are requesting a tour of Northrop Grumman Space Technology or Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies, you 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, 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 Advancing Microelectronics.

Employment Center
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

Sudarsan 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



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