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ATLANTA SMTA SCHOLARSHIP


Updated Status of Upcoming Events

Given 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:

  1. Members or children of members of the Atlanta SMTA Chapter, OR
  2. 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.
Scholarships will be awarded and given directly to the financial aid departments of the selected student’s institutions, to be used to supplement the cost of their higher education. The number of awards and their amounts will be determined by the scholarship committee each year.

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
Applications for consideration must be received by April 03, 2020.

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

Given 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 Expo and it has been moved to April 22, 2021 


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 KEYNOTEThe Next Revolution:  AI for Small to Mid-Size Business
is designed to attract the attention of industry professionals and drive traffic!
 
ABSTRACT:
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.
CHALLENGES SOLVED:
Artificial Intelligence for the Little Guy

2:00pm
Technical Sessions:

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!

 


Questions? Contact:
McKenna Hill
952.920.7682
McKenna@smta.org





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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
April 16, 2020
10:00AM
24th Annual Atlanta SMTA EXPO, (CANCELLED) Atlanta Technology Park 107 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 McKenna Hill 
952.920.7682
McKenna@smta.org
April 16, 2020
Atlanta Expo & Tech Forum - CANCELLED Atlanta Technology Park McKenna Hill 


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Our Chapter Leaders


President : Douglas Philbrick  (I. Technical Services)

Vice President : Paul Handler  (Pacific Press Technology)

Secretary : Todd Peneguy  (Interact Alert)

Treasurer : 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)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

HISCO, Inc.

Samtec



Corporate Members of our Chapter

Akrometrix LLC

ASM Assembly Systems

ASYS Group Americas Inc.

Count-On Tools, Inc.

Engent, Inc.

Harimatec Inc.

I. Technical Services, LLC

Innovative Circuits, Inc.

IPTE, LLC

ITW Contamination Control

Kulicke & Soffa Industries

Lexicon Technologies Inc

Prime Technological Services, LLC

Printed Circuits Corporation

Rehm Thermal Systems LLC

Stone Mountain Tool, Inc.

TopLine

Viscom Inc.

VisiConsult X-Ray Solutions America Corp.

Yamaha



Professional Members of our Chapter

ENGENT

SMTXTRA USA INC



SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Juniper Networks Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone +1 952.920.7682
Fax +1 952.926.1819