Student Research Grant Guidelines
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The IMAPS Educational Foundation:
There is no question! What Americaís college graduates do today determines
the future of our economic development tomorrow. Based on this, IMAPS has
created the IMAPS Educational Foundation, dedicated to making a difference
in Americaís future technological competitiveness. The Educational Foundation
aids our nationís universities in the recruitment and support of highly
qualified engineers and scientists, the individuals that will develop technologies
and products fueling our future economic growth. Since 1986, the IMAPS
Educational Foundation has made the difference by assisting nearly 100
U.S. students with the opportunity to pursue advanced degrees in the development
of microelectronics, engineering, and materials science technologies. Since it's inception,
the Educational Foundation has granted 142 research grants totaling $874,000. In
addition, the Foundation has made the difference by providing our nationís
microelectronics industries with well-trained, qualified graduates and
beneficial research performed at Americaís top universities.
Making a Difference!
Educational Foundation Efforts
In the global economy, knowledge is king. And those that excel at creating
new knowledge and transforming that into new technologies will prosper
in the years to come.
Business Week, April 6, 1992
The IMAPS Educational Foundation is dedicated to a long-term goal of promoting
development in microelectronics technology. In addition, the Foundation
encourages leadership in the microelectronics industry and emerging advanced
technologies. In order to meet these goals the IMAPS Educational Foundation
administers and underwrites the following educational programs:
Graduate Research Grants
The Foundation provides research grants to students pursuing advanced degrees
in engineering, materials science and disciplines relevant to the growth
and development of microelectronics technology. Your contribution to this
program enables you to participate in the development of qualified individuals
for government, industry and educational institutions, while simultaneously
preparing the microelectronics industry leaders of tomorrow.
Grants of $6,000 are provided to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
based on student-submitted research proposals. Review criteria include
technical approach, potential for enhancement of the studentís professional
skills and potential for technology transfer to the industrial community.
In addition to receiving educational grants, students are matched with
volunteer mentors who provide technical insights and facilitate networking
opportunities within the industrial community.
Best Student Paper of Symposium Award
In order to encourage and increase student participation in IMAPS activities,
the Foundation has established the Best Student Paper of Symposium Award.
Based on criteria established by IMAPSís National Technical Program Committee,
the $250 award recognizes a full-time student for outstanding manuscript
and paper presentation at IMAPSís annual technical meeting.
Frequent Questions Asked About the IMAPS Educational
Q: How does my support of the IMAPS Educational Foundation
differ from my support of IMAPS itself?
A: The IMAPS Educational Foundation was established
in 1986 as a separate tax-exempt organization for the sole purpose of supporting
educational opportunities to U.S. citizens and residents pursuing advanced
degrees in the field of microelectronics. Since the Foundationís inception,
organizational and individual members as well as the local IMAPS chapters,
have provided nearly $800,000 in donations toward the goal of assisting
nearly 150 individuals in the achievement of advanced degrees.
Q: Who reviews student proposals and decides which students
will receive an educational opportunity?
A: All grant decisions are made and awarded
by a panel of selected experts and knowledgeable people working on a voluntary
basis. Volunteers are responsible for raising money for the Foundation
and for establishing the Foundationís goals and objectives.
Q: How much of my contribution is used for educational
programs vs. administrative costs?
A: 99 cents of every $1 go toward the educational
programs sponsored by the IMAPS Educational Foundation. Administrative
expenses for the Educational Foundation are provided through the support
of IMAPS allowing your full Foundation contribution to be used in support
of educational programs that ensure the future of new microelectronic technology.
Q: I already pay dues to IMAPS. Will an additional contribution
to the Educational Foundation really make a difference?
A: YES! IMAPS dues provide a broad range of
services to members but are not sufficient to provide for all the programs
crucial to the future of the microelectronics industry. To properly guarantee
this future, it will take an extra effort on everyoneís part.
You Can Make the Difference!
In efforts to strive for top educational and research opportunities, the
IMAPS Educational Foundation can only be as successful as you make it.
Your contribution to the IMAPS Educational Foundation is tax-deductible
and will undoubtedly go a long way in assuring that tomorrowís microelectronics
industry leaders have the resources that they need today. In addition,
all contributions will be acknowledged in the Advancing Microelectronics
For more information about the Foundation, contact Nancy
Stengel, IMAPS Director of Marketing.
The Educational Foundation is Directed by the Foundation Board of Trustees:
|Mr. Joseph P. McGonnell, Chairman
Emerson & Cuming Specialty
|Dr. Chuck E. Bauer
|Dr. Harry K. Charles, Jr.
The Johns Hopkins University
|Mr. Sigurd R. Wathne
Sikama International, Inc.
Fax: 805- 962-6100
|Mr. J. Jeff Gausepohl
Ablestik Electronic Materials
|Mr. Donald W. Hamer
State of the Art, Inc.
|Dr. W. Kinzy Jones
Florida International University
|Mr. Charles Q. Scrantom
Scrantom Engineering, Inc.
|Dr. Peter Sexton
|Mr. George G. Harman
National Institute of Standards & Technology
|Dr. Sidney J. Stein
Electro-Science Laboratories Inc.
|Mr. Daniel F. Devoe
Presidio Components, Inc .
Fax: (800) 538-3880