MSE Graduate Student, Kate Reeve, Charles Hutchins Educational Grant Winner
Purdue MSE graduate student Kate Reeve has been awarded the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, annually awarded to a graduate-level student pursuing a degree and working on thesis research in electronic assembly, electronics packaging, or a related field. This $5000 grant, given in memory of Charles Hutchins, past president of the SMTA, was established in 1998 to encourage graduate students to pursue careers in the electronics industry.The grant is intended for the purchase of technical books and research materials, for participation in conferences related to electronics assembly and packaging, and for living expenses if necessary. Kate is a 4th-year graduated student, advised by Dr. Carol Handwerker, and her research concerns the nucleation and growth of tin in lead-free solder alloys. The award will presented at the SMTA Annual Meeting during the SMTA International Conference in Rosemont, IL, September 25th - 29th.