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ATLANTA SMTA SCHOLARSHIP
Updated Status of Upcoming EventsGiven the response and direction of government agencies and global health authorities, SMTA is directing all in-person meetings originally scheduled through Mid-May to be postponed or transformed into an online format.
The health and safety of our participants and members is top priority at SMTA. We remain in regular contact with our venue managers, chapter teams, and professionals within the greater meeting planning industry.
This situation will effect our 2020 Scholarship plans as well. Or 2020 Expo has been moved to April 22, 2021 where we will also plan on presenting Scholarships.
For the most updated information about SMTA events, check our website or contact your local chapter.
Organization and Guidelines:
The Atlanta SMTA Chapter announces an annual student scholarship program that is to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate-level college students. To qualify, eligible students must be either:
- Members or children of members of the Atlanta SMTA Chapter, OR
- Local students (state of Georgia) majoring in a program of study related to the electronics industry, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The preferred courses of study are to be in engineering, technology, or an electronics related discipline. Majors outside these fields will also be given consideration based on the credentials of the applicant. The scholarship award has been established to encourage and aid students in pursuing careers in fields that are in, or are related to, the electronics industry.
We will be awarding several scholarships this year. Our top scholarship award, the Atlanta SMTA Scholarship, is in memory of Ron Daniels, a long-time supporter and friend of the Atlanta SMTA Chapter.
The awards will be presented to the winning students at the Atlanta SMTA Expo, held April 16, 2020, at Atlanta Tech Park in Peachtree Corners / Gwinnett County.
To be considered for the award, students will be required to submit the following:
- An application
- Major declared
- A one-page description of their reason for choosing their course of study and why they should be considered to receive the award
- A recent copy of their transcript
- Advisor’s name and contact information
- Total amount of student loans outstanding
The winning applicants will be notified prior to the Atlanta SMTA EXPO.
The scholarship committee will consider the following criteria in the selection process:
- Fully completed entry materials
- Academic credentials
- Student’s financial need
- Course of study
- Type of SMTA membership. In order of preference: Individual, Participating, Student.
For more information email: Scholarship@AtlantaSMTA.com
24th Annual Atlanta SMTA EXPO, (CANCELLED)Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 10:00AM
Location: Atlanta Technology Park 107 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Updated Status of Upcoming Events
For 23 years the SMTA Atlanta Chapter has worked very hard to organize a best-in-class event for our local and regional SMTA exhibitors and visitors. Our chapter is well known for many reasons and our Expo has always been on top of the list.
Every year Atlanta chapter officers and volunteers put their heads together to create a show with something for everyone. The combination of business and networking opportunities is a proven recipe for success - and the 2020 event will be no different.
Our traditional venue at the Infinite Energy Center has been going through some major renovations, and for that reason, we moved to Atlanta Tech Park in 2019. Because of your feedback, we will return to the conveniently-located Atlanta Tech Park in the Peachtree Corners/Norcross area for 2020. This is where “Atlanta high-tech” began back in the 70's, and the facility itself is modern and spacious. Exciting new features for exhibitors include video monitors throughout the show floor where your marketing message can run continuously during the show.
Keynote 9:00am - 10:00am
Exhibits 10:00am - 4:00pm
Happy Hour Reception 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The new venue also allows us to choose our own catering company which means a hot buffet lunch and a beer/wine reception at the end of the show. No more box lunches!!
9:00am - 10:00am
Our 2020 KEYNOTE “The Next Revolution: AI for Small to Mid-Size Business” is designed to attract the attention of industry professionals and drive traffic!
The dramatic breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence are not what it can do, but who can now use it. Ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft’s Azure AI now allow small and mid-size companies to streamline processes and workflows by discovering patterns and relationships in their data, content, and images. Kevin Seefried, president of TwinEngines, will present case-study examples that demonstrate how companies are leveraging today’s low-cost AI platforms to solve real-world business problems.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
· Learn how ready-to-run platforms like Microsoft Azure AI allow smaller companies to use machine intelligence to streamline their processes and workflows.
· Discover how analyzing images, comprehending speech, and making predictions from data can solve common business problems.
· Follow a case study where an inexpensive, outsourced AI platform analyzes thousands of real-time images to accelerate service response times and reduce wasted resources.
Artificial Intelligence for the Little Guy
Join Pete Waddell with PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY for a PCB Industry Roundtable at 2 PM.
Hosted and moderated by Pete Waddell, a PCB designer for over 20 years, this informal Industry Roundtable will focus on challenges within the PCB supply chain. Join us for a lively look at the world of PCB design, fabrication, and assembly. Come ready to tell us “what keeps you up at night” and to share your industry experience with fellow professionals.
|Pete Waddell |
President and chief executive officer Pete Waddell founded UP Media Group in 2002 as a management buyout from CMP/United News. Waddell was previously publisher of Printed Circuit Design, as well as its editor in chief for six years. Prior to that, Waddell spent over 20 years as a draftsman and designer in the electronics industry, working for some of the largest military and commercial contractors in the US. He founded the PCB Design Conferences (now PCB West) and the PCB Benchmark Series.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Location: Atlanta Technology Park
107 Technology Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Plan now to join us for free technical sessions including a PCB Industry Roundtable hosted by Pete Waddell from PCD&F/CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazine, free lunch, networking with leading industry suppliers, raffle prizes and after-show social!
|Date / Time||Event||Location||Contact/Email|
April 16, 2020
|24th Annual Atlanta SMTA EXPO, (CANCELLED)||Atlanta Technology Park 107 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 30092||
April 16, 2020
||Atlanta Expo & Tech Forum - CANCELLED||Atlanta Technology Park||
Douglas Philbrick (I. Technical Services)
Vice President :
Paul Handler (Pacific Press Technology)
Todd Peneguy (Interact Alert)
Matthew John Kehoe (Amitron Corporation)
VP of Membership (Appointed) :
Scott Hargrove (Spectrum Staffing)
Technical Advisor :
Kevin Lee Simpson (Simpson Inc)
VP of Technical Programs (Appointed) :
Ed Moll (Viscom Inc.)
Student Chapter Liaison (Appointed) :
Ray Weeks (Yamaha)
Board Liaison :
William Capen (Honeywell FM&T)