2019 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant Winner Announced

Minneapolis, MN – We are pleased to announce, Benjamin Grant Stewart, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant.

The SMTA Grant Committee selected Ben’s project entitled “Biaxial Inflation Test for Electromechanical Reliability Characterization and Optimization of Stretchable Body-Worn Bioinformatic Device.” Ben expects to graduate in May 2021 with his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2017.

The Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, co-sponsored by the SMTA and Circuits Assembly magazine, was established in memory of past SMTA president, educator, mentor, and industry colleague, Dr. Charles Hutchins. The $5000 grant has been presented annually since 1998 to a full time graduate-level student pursuing a degree and working on thesis research in electronics assembly, electronics packaging, or a related field.

The awards will be presented at the SMTA Annual Meeting during the SMTA International Conference in Rosemont, IL, September 22 – 26, 2019.

The SMTA is now accepting applications for the 2020 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant. View details at the website: https://www.smta.org/hutchins/hutchins.cfm. Please contact Tamara Shephard, tamara@smta.org or 952-920-7682, with questions.

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