Student Program

Students, you are cordially invited to attend the 38th International Symposium on Microelectronics. We’ve got exciting activities lined-up from September 25-29, 2005, and you will enjoy the history, culture and hospitality of Philadelphia.

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 July 29, 2005): $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members after July 29th.

Student Plant Tour
Plant Tour(s) will be organized and detailed information about the tour will be on the symposium website shortly and printed in the final program.

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 day. Judging will be on Tuesday, September 27th, 10:00 am – 11:45 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 microelectronics 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 16 PDCs during the Symposium. Course monitors will assist PDC Instructors (distribute handouts, monitor lights, collect evaluations, etc.). Monitors will receive all handouts 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 Rayma Gollopp ( 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, September 27th - Thursday, September 29th. Here, students will be able to speak with different employers about job openings, with interview rooms provided as needed.





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and Sidney J. Stein Educational Foundation
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