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60 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2021 To be eligible for membership, student mem- bers must be pursuing degrees in the following disciplines: electrical, electronics, mechanical, computer, technology, chemical, aerospace, and/or broad engineering. IPCEF has student members pursuing certificate programs, two- year degrees, four-year degrees, master's, and doctorates. To learn more, click here or con- tact me at e Foundation will continue to expand the reach of the program by growing the number of chapters in the United States with plans to expand internationally in 2021. Scholarships and Awards IPCEF awarded $25,000 in scholarships to IPC Student Members in 2020 and $23,000 in 2019. Last year, the scholarship recipients were members at the following IPC Student Chapters: Auburn University, Binghamton University, Colorado School of Mines, Gwin- nett Technical College, Michigan Technologi- cal University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Triton College, Univer- sity of California Irvine, University of Califor- nia Los Angeles, University of Maryland, Uni- versity of Maryland-Eastern Shore, University of New Orleans, University of Utah, and Val- paraiso University. Each IPC Student Member receives $1,000 designed not only to reduce the financial burden, but also to encourage stu- dents to enhance their knowledge and skills of real-world industry-related experiences. To learn more about the scholarship winners, click here. e Foundation aims to provide scholar- ships to 50 deserving student members in 2021, while expanding the scholarship program to include: • Travel grants to attend IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego in 2022 • A leadership scholarship open to IPC Student Members currently serving in a leadership capacity at the IPC Student Chapter level IPC Mini Libraries is new program is designed to provide stu- dents with valuable industry-related knowl- edge through specific online IPC resources and content. e educational content will allow students to increase their current knowl- edge while better preparing to enter the work- force. Students will have access to a variety of videos on topics that include electronic assem- bly, soldering, ESD, and wire assembly, as well as introductory courses; all are accessi- ble online. Students will receive a badge upon completion. IPC's "full" library contains 78 industry- developed training videos for the electronics manufacturing and assembly industry. is is a complete library of operator-level training vid- eos that provide the foundational knowledge required for ESD (electrostatic discharge) con- trol, hand soldering, IPC-A-610 acceptance criteria, rework and repair, components, cable and wire assembly, and more. e cost of the full library is $2,500. We responded to the request by high schools/technical community colleges for a focused set of videos by creating seven sep- arate "mini" libraries for this purpose. Each Charlene Gunter du Plessis

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