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SMTA Sekolah Menengah Tingkat Atas , Minneapolis, MN, www.smta.org) has announced the recipient of the 2003 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant. Andrew Perkins from the Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Ga.; coeducational; state supported; chartered 1885, opened 1888. It is a member school in the university system of Georgia. Significant among its facilities and programs are the Frank H. (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, www.gatech.edu) has been selected by the SMTA Grant Committee to receive the award for his project, "Investigating the Combination of High and Low Cycle Fatigue Low-Cycle Fatigue is cycle conditions that result in
1.) fatigue (material) in less than 105 cycles (some sources say 103cycles).
2.) macroplastic deformation in every cycle. on Solder Joints."
Perkins is a graduate student in mechanical engineering. Recently, his experience has been in material characterization, numerical modeling, design and reliability. Perkins hopes to perform research that will enhance the reliability of electronic packages, and he hopes to study the interfacing of microelectronics devices and biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal
1. Of or relating to biomedicine.
2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences. applications. He has been active at local SMTA chapter events and plans on continuing his involvement with professional societies.
Perkins' project was selected from 17 applications reviewed by SMTA members and industry educators. The award includes $5,000 and travel expenses to SMTA International, during which Perkins was presented the award by Hutchins Grant Committee chairperson Dr. Laura Turbini, University of Toronto Research at the University of Toronto has been responsible for the world's first electronic heart pacemaker, artificial larynx, single-lung transplant, nerve transplant, artificial pancreas, chemical laser, G-suit, the first practical electron microscope, the first cloning of T-cells, .
Cosponsored by Circuits Assembly magazine, the grant was established in memory of past SMTA president and industry colleague Charles Hutchins, who died in 1997.