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Student Program

Students, you are cordially invited to attend the 39th International Symposium on Microelectronics. We’ve got exciting activities lined-up from October 8-12, 2006, and you will enjoy the history, culture and hospitality of San Diego. The following program highlights the student activities offered throughout IMAPS 2006, as well as identifying the various incentives, recognition/rewards and financial support available for students participating in the 2006 Symposium.

Student Program Outline

Tuesday, October 10th

Student Chapter Meeting
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Industry Panel/Reception
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 11th

Student Plant Tour
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

Student Poster Competition
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Chapter Booth Competition
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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 September 1, 2006); $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members after September 1st.

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 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. For those students wishing to participate in the Industry Panel/Reception, please check the Industry Panel/Reception option under the “I Will Attend…” section of the on-line registration form. Or contact Brian Schieman at, 202-548-8715.

Student Plant Tour
On Wednesday, October 11th, 8:00 am, students will take a bus to Maxwell Technologies, Inc., an Industry supporter. For those students wishing to participate in the tour, please check the Student Plant Tour option under the “I Will Attend…” section of the on-line registration form. Or contact Brian Schieman at or 202-548-8715.

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. - Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Headquarters and principal operations are located in San Diego, CA with a European base of operations in Switzerland. For more information on Maxwell, visit

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(s) and Cash Rewards will be distributed to the winning booth and runner-up ($250 for First Place; $150 for Second Place). Judging will be on Wednesday, October 11th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. To reserve a student booth, please contact Brian Schieman at or 202-548-8715.

Student Poster Competition
The Student Poster Competition is a new opportunity at IMAPS 2006 for students to display their work. Student posters will be evaluated by a panel of judges and recognition will be given to the top two entries. Cash rewards will be presented for $200 each for the top poster and for the runner-up. Judging will be on Wednesday, October 11, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

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. Sign up early to get the PDC of your choice by emailing Jackki Morris-Joyner ( with your top 3 choices no later than September 8th.

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 Advancing Microelectronics magazine. Cash rewards will be presented for $500 for the Best Student Paper and $250 for the one Outstanding Student Paper (Second Place).

Employment Center
The IMAPS Employment Center will be open Tuesday, October 10th - Thursday, October 12th. Here, students will be able to speak with different employers about job openings, with interview rooms provided as needed.

Student/Faculty Travel Expenses
In accordance with Section 15.10.2 of IMAPS Policy and Procedure Manual, a student whose paper is accepted for presentation as part of the regular Technical Session of the Annual IMAPS Symposium may be considered for reimbursement of expenses incurred in conjunction with travel and hotel accommodations only.  All other expenses, including meals and conference registration, remain the responsibility of the individual student.  All requests for travel reimbursement must be submitted a minimum of thirty days in advance of the Symposium and must be pre-approved by Elizabeth Keller at or 202-548-8716 prior to booking.

The following guidelines will be strictly adhered to:

1.  Student must be a Student Member of the Society at the time the abstract/paper is submitted for consideration.  The student must be first author of the accepted paper, and must present the paper personally at the Symposium. 

2.  Transportation arrangements must be pre-approved by IMAPS Headquarters - Elizabeth Keller at or 202-548-8716. Maximum allowed reimbursement per ticket will be $500. Reservations are the responsibility of the student/faculty.

3.  A maximum of two students (first authors) from a university at which an IMAPS Student Chapter exists will be provided support from IMAPS. The maximum reimbursement per Chapter, including hotel and transportation, is $2000. A maximum of one student for all other universities will be provided support from IMAPS.  Maximum award per individual, (including hotel and transportation) is $1000.  

4.  If only one student from a recognized IMAPS Student Chapter has a paper accepted, IMAPS may reimburse travel expenses for that Chapter's faculty advisor.  The same travel and hotel accommodations guidelines will apply to faculty advisors as to student authors.

5.  Hotel reservations/expenses must be approved by IMAPS - Elizabeth Keller at or 202-548-8716 – prior to booking reservations. IMAPS will also determine the maximum number of nights for which reimbursement will be provided in that year.  When possible, double occupancy will be encouraged. Hotel reimbursements will be restricted to the amounts set forth in Section 4 above.

6.  Students who are recipients of Educational Foundation Grants at the time their paper is submitted/accepted for presentation will not be eligible for travel or hotel reimbursement, and should consider using a portion of grant funds for this purpose.

7.  Within fourteen days of the close of the symposium, the student/faculty advisor must submit a detailed report of expenses to the Society. 

Student Program Chair
Tiezheng “Eric” Li, San Diego State University

Student Program Co-Chair
Jianbiao John Pan, California Polytechnic State


IMAPS Staff – Student Programs
Brian Schieman


IMAPS Staff – Travel/Hotel
Elizabeth Keller







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 IMAPS 2006
 39th International Symposium
 on Microelectronics
 October 8-12, 2006
 San Diego Convention Center
 San Diego, California USA

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