Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Winners!

IPC Student Member Scholarships

IPCEF will be awarding $40,000 in scholarships and awards in 2022. $25,000 are awarded to IPC Student Members for their accomplishments at the following IPC Student Chapters: Auburn University, Kirkwood Community College, Texas Tech, Triton College, UC Irvine, University of New Orleans, and Valparaiso University.

  • 21 IPC Student Member Scholarship winners each received $1,000 and 2 received $2,000 designed not only to reduce the financial burden, but also to encourage students to enhance their knowledge and skills of real-word industry-related experiences.
  • 6 IPC Student Members received $1,000 and are awarded to recognize students’ leadership capabilities, the impact they had while serving, and ability to plan and/or host successful engagement initiatives for its chapter members. 
  • The $1,000 Michael Carano Teacher Excellence Award goes to Sitao Huang - Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California Irvine and Advisor to the UC, Irvine IPC Student Chapter.
  • IPC will also be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 8 participating high schools attending the IPC APEX STEM Outreach Event 2023.

Leadership Award Winners

 
 

Adeniji Babalola

Duha Ali

Hannah Nelson

 
 
 

Junyang Zhang

Mohamed El Amine Belhadi

Palash Vyas

IPC Student Member Scholarship Winners

Name: Junyang Zhang

IPC Student Chapter: University of California, Irvine

Personal Statement: "As the co-founder and the current president of [email protected], I am receiving double the amount of money for this scholarship. In the past 3 years of my term of service, [email protected] has grown from a small club of 5 members to the club of around 100 members, and we successfully held a number of workshops, webinars and activities at UCI. For me personally, this award is a great recognition of all our previous work and a strong motivation for holding better events in the future. As an international student, I would say IPCEF is one of the most inclusive platforms for all people to learn and build electronics, since most other scholarships in the EE industry aren't even open for us. We sincerely hope more and more students could appreciate the glamour of electronics through the door opened by IPCEF!"

Scholarship: $2,000

Name: Palash Vyas

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "I am highly honored to receive the IPC student membership scholarship. This scholarship will boost my motivation as I look forward to making a career in the electronics field. I will utilize this by paying my college tuition."

Scholarship: $2,000

Name: Aathi Raja Ram Pandurangan

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "I am honored that I've been awarded the IPC Member Scholarship for the year 2022. Thank you very much for considering me for this scholarship and awarding it to me, as I know that the competition among students is high for this most prestigious scholarship. Thank you again for this significant honor. I'll use the scholarship award towards supporting my doctoral program."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Abdallah Alakayleh

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement:  "I am deeply thankful and grateful to receive the IPC student member scholarship 2022. This scholarship will help me boost my knowledge about the reliability of electronics manufacturing and keep abreast of this dynamic field. Thank you, IPC!"

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Adeniji Babalola

IPC Student Chapter: Texas Tech University

Personal Statement: "I am glad to have been noticed and appreciate the support of an outstanding institution such as IPCEF. Receiving this scholarship motivates me more toward my goals as I aim to acquire the knowledge and skill sets needed for my manufacturing career. I want to thank the entire IPCEF organization for minimizing my financial burden toward my educational and career goals."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Brenda Sanchez

IPC Student Chapter: Triton Community College

Personal Statement: "Thank you so much to the IPC Educational Foundation for the generous scholarship award! I am very pleased and appreciative to be a selected recipient. The scholarship has reduced my financial burden and has allowed me to focus on my studies and future career goals. The funds will go towards helping to pay for my continuing Mechatronics Engineering education at a 4-year university."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Duha Ali

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "This scholarship will allow me to continue to pursue my passion in Engineering. The IPC scholarship is an important and aiding step in the immense ladder towards achieving my goal of earning a graduate degree in the engineering field. More than being monetary support, receiving this scholarship has brought me one step closer to a rewarding career. It encourages me to achieve more and provides me with an opportunity to expand my educational horizon."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Ehab Hmasha

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "For me, receiving this scholarship means more than just getting money; it also signifies that I am seen as having potential for our society's future. I will always have people to thank for my accomplishments, and I am very grateful for the kind financial aid provided to me so that I may further my education."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Hannah Nelson

IPC Student Chapter: Valparaiso University

Personal Statement: "For me, receiving this scholarship means more than just getting money; it also signifies that I am seen as having potential for our society's future. I will always have people to thank for my accomplishments, and I am very grateful for the kind financial aid provided to me so that I may further my education."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Jinesh Narangaparambil

IPC Student Chapter: 
Auburn University

Personal Statement: "I would like to express my gratitude to IPCEF for awarding me the IPC student member scholarship for 2022. This scholarship will undoubtedly assist me in alleviating my financial load while I complete my degree at Auburn University and pursue my research in the field of electronic packaging."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Matt Ellingson

IPC Student Chapter: Kirkwood Community College

Personal Statement: "I am overwhelmed with joy to be awarded the 2022 IPC Student Member Scholarship. This incredible gift will be used to support my education and focus on classwork as I continue towards a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. I want to thank the IPCEF for providing this scholarship to me and so many other students."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Mohamed el amine Belhadi

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "The IPC foundation has been continuously supporting our studies in electronics manufacturing. We are forever grateful for all the efforts and are so proud to be part of the IPC foundation family."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Mohsen Nikfar

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "This scholarship means a lot to me as it provides me with the financial boost to take machine learning courses for image processing that can help me find related jobs that try to find defects on electronic boards using this approach. More importantly, getting and scholarship from IPCEF, which is a well-known foundation among the best electronics manufacturers, will increase my chances of achieving my dream of finding a job in the electronics industry in the future."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Mrinmoy Saha

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "I would like to thank the IPC committee for selecting me as the recipient of the IPC student Member scholarship. As an International student, this scholarship will greatly help me in my study toward My Ph.D. degree In Mechanical Engineering where my main focus is reliability for Electronic Packaging Materials. Thank you, IPC for helping me continue my journey toward being future electronics packaging engineer."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Padmanava Choudhury

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: ""It is an honor to be selected for the student membership scholarship and a heartfelt thanks to IPC for nominating me for this award. I will use this fund to pay for my health insurance and will work hard to promote the IPC student organization to more engineering students and increase the IPC's visibility through more outreach efforts. Thanks again to IPC for nominating me for this award. Go Tigers and War Eagle!!"

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Qais Qasaimeh

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "Being selected as a beneficiary of the IPC student scholarship for 2022 makes me incredibly grateful and humbled. This scholarship significantly boosts my motivation to have a career in the reliability of electronics assemblies. Additionally, I'll use this money to travel to conferences and broaden my professional network."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Seyed Soroosh Alavi

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "This scholarship will provide me with great financial assistance to attend the online training, workshops, and certificate programs in electronics reliability and manufacturing that I have always desired. In addition, I may use it to attend seminars and conferences to learn about the latest developments in electronics manufacturing and to meet and network with new people in this profession, which will be beneficial for my future career."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Sufyan Tahat

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "Receiving this scholarship is a great honor for me. I'll use it to further my education. The scholarship will help me get more hands-on experience and explore ideas."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: SuhasSudhir Bharadwaj

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "I am grateful and humbled to be a recipient of the 2022 IPC Student Scholarship. As an international student, your generous financial support directly impacts my educational experience, easing my financial burdens and allowing me to stay focused on my education. I plan to utilize this scholarship in two ways. First, to offset the cost of my graduate education at Auburn University. Second, to continue my research using wearable technology to promote health and safety in the workplace. IPCEF's earnest investment in my educational goals will not be forgotten."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Ved Soni

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "IPC awarded me the IPC Student Member Scholarship for 2022, and for that, I am incredibly grateful and privileged. I will be able to make considerable strides in finishing my Ph.D. with the aid of this grant. The monetary aid provided will help in alleviating the financial stress and give me the mental peace to continue exploring the electronics packaging research area with rejuvenated vigor and curiosity."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Waad Tarman

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "This scholarship will provide significant financial support to attend the online training, workshops, and certification programs in electronics reliability and manufacturing that I have always wanted. Additionally, I plan to use it to attend seminars and conferences, learn about the latest developments in electronics manufacturing, and meet and network with new people in this field. A massive thank you for the IPC Scholarship!"

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Wilbur Acharya

IPC Student Chapter: University of New Orleans

Personal Statement: "I am very grateful to receive the award. This scholarship will give me a chance to focus more on different projects and my involvement on campus. It will take off some financial burdens as I plan on graduating soon. Opportunities like this inspire me to pursue even more academic endeavors in the future and work harder toward the engineering profession."

Scholarship: $1,000

Name: Xin Wei

IPC Student Chapter: Auburn University

Personal Statement: "I am extremely honored to receive this profound recognition from IPCEF. The remarkable scholarship definitely affirms my diligence and effort during the whole year. It would serve as financial support for my upcoming travels to conferences in the next year. I'm expecting a stronger connection with different people from the industry. Thank you IPCEF!"

Scholarship: $1,000

IPC Michael V. Carano Teacher Excellence Award

Name: Sitao Huang

Title: Assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University: University of California, Irvine

Bio: Sitao Huang is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Ph.D. degree and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021 and 2017 respectively. He received his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2014. He is a 2022 DARPA Forward Riser. His research won several awards, including the Best Paper Award at IDEAL 2021, Best Paper Nomination at ASP-DAC 2021, the Student Innovation Award at the 2018 IEEE HPEC Graph Challenge, and the first place at DAC 2019 System Design Contest.

Personal Statement: “It is a great honor for me to receive this very special award. Getting this award is a milestone for me as a teacher, advisor, and scholar. This award is a great encouragement to me to keep pursuing the high standard of educating and serving my students. This is also a recognition of the excellence of my students. I feel very fortunate to have an excellent group of students at [email protected] and broadly at UCI.”