ISE student selected for Hutchins grant

Published: Jul 13, 2009 2:21:00 PM
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Zhaozhi Li, doctoral student in Auburn University's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2009 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant. The $5,000 award will be presented to Li at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) annual meeting in October. Li currently conducts research with associate professor John Evans.

The Hutchins Grant is the highest award given by SMTA and Circuits Assembly magazine. Established in memory of past SMTA president Charles Hutchins, the grant has been presented annually since 1998 to a graduate student researching electronic assembly, electronics packaging or a related field.

SMTA is an international networking association of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, microsystems, emerging technologies and related business operations. Founded in 1984, the organization is celebrating 25 years of connecting professionals and furthering education in the electronic assembly industry.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes