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2017 SMTA Grant and Scolarship Opportunities

The SMTA has two great opportunities for students! Please help us spread the word and encourage qualifying students to apply. Applications must be received on or before Monday, April 17, 2017.


For graduate students:

$5000 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant

The SMTA and co-sponsor, Circuits Assembly magazine, are now accepting applications for the 20th annual Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, awarded to a full time graduate level-student working on thesis research in electronics assembly, packaging, or a related field.


To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be members of the SMTA (a student membership is only $20), be a full time student attending a university in North America, and have an expected degree completion date of April 1, 2018 or later. Click here to view the eligibility requirements and application for the Hutchins Grant.


The grant is intended for the purchase of technical books and research materials, for participation in conferences related to electronics assembly and packaging, and for living expenses if necessary.


For undergrads:

$3000 JoAnn Stromberg Leadership Scholarship

The $3000 JoAnn Stromberg Student Leadership Scholarship was created to encourage undergraduate students to take on more leadership opportunities and strengthen the connection between students and the electronics industry.


The Stromberg Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in electronics and actively involved in the SMTA. Click here to view the eligibility requirements and application for the Stromberg Scholarship.


The scholarship is intended for the purchase of technical books and research materials, for participation in conferences related to electronics assembly and packaging, and for living expenses if necessary.

Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum

Please mark your calendars for the Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel
800 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

Free Technical Program & Schedule:

Coming Soon!

Join us for Complimentary lunch!

For attendee and exhibitor registration, please follow this link!

Huntsville Chapter Officers

Joint ASQ February 21 Meeting @ Adtran

What a great meeting last night!  Thanks to all who made it happen!

Special thanks to Adtran for letting us use thier facilities and cater our meal, ASQ for helping set up and co-sponsor the meeting, and to Jeffrey Gaddes for the wonderful presentation!

The 3D printer produced a small vase on-site.  It was very interesting to watch the vase being created as we had dinner and enjoyed the presentation.

Attached is Mr. Gaddes presentation, with pictures to follow:

Speaker Info:

Mr. Jeffrey Gaddes is an engineer in the Manufacturing Science & Technology Division of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC).  He currently supports Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) programs and promotes adoption of additive technologies at AMRDEC.  Mr. Gaddes has designed and evaluated both polymer and metal additive manufacturing equipment, and holds master and bachelor mechanical engineering degrees from Auburn University.

About the 3D printer:

There will be a demonstration of a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer.  While a relatively inexpensive technology, FDM 3D printers are ideal for demonstrating the additive manufacturing characteristics pervasive across different grades of equipment.  The demonstration will include manipulation of a 3D model, preparation for printing, and the material deposition process.

The Adtran Bridge conference room

Menu catered by Adtran Services:

Taste of Italy Pasta Bar

Huntsville Chapter Officers

Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
February 21, 2017
05:30 pm
3D printing Adtran Bridge Conference Room 256-656-2155   Cheryl Campbell
April 11, 2017
09:00 am
EXPO Embassy Suites Huntsville 952.920.7682   Kaitlyn
April 11, 2017
Vendor-Expo-Huntsville 2017 Embassy Suites Hotel 256-539-7373  Kaitlyn Gherity 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Jon M. Roberts  (Sanmina)
Phone : 256-858-0511
Email :

Vice President : Janet L. Cross  (US Government)
Phone : 256-221-0728
Email :

Secretary : Chelsea Jewell  (KYZEN Corporation)
Phone : 615-983-4567
Email :

Treasurer : Cheryl Campbell  (All Points Logistics)
Phone : 256-379-2295
Email :

Newsletter Editor (Appointed) : Chelsea Phillips  (Sanmina Corporation)
Phone : 256-479-4918
Email :

Board Liaison : Richard Henrick (Sanmina Corporation)
Phone Contact : 256-882-4579
Email Address :

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter


KYZEN Corporation

Corporate Members of our Chapter

AGI Corporation

ITM Consulting

Sanmina Corporation

STI Electronics, Inc.


SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO Jabil Circuit Sdn. Bhd. Keysight Technologies KYZEN Sdn. Bhd. Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG Microsoft Corporation NCAB Group USA NEO Technology Solutions Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos Vitronics Soltec USA ZESTRON Americas

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