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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Dates: August 12, 2022 | September 16, 2022 | October 14, 2022 | November 11, 2022

Time: 1:00pm CST

Topics: Career & Tech: internships, related job skills, networking in the electronics industry, certifications, disciplines to know, resume workshops and more!

Description: 
The IPC Education Foundation will source industry experts in various career & tech topics to deep dive into a relevant topic for 30-45 minutes, followed by Q&A with our speaker(s).

This event will start as a formal presentation, followed by Q&A from the audience.

Follow-up content will be shared with registrants, and if approved, a recording will be posted to the IPCEF YouTube Channel.

Register for August 12
Register for September 16
Register for October 14
Register for November 11

     

Upcoming Dates: August 26, 2022 | September 30, 2022 | October 28, 2022 | December 2, 2022

Time: 1:00pm CST

Topic: Forum Friday - Hosted by the IPC Education Foundation

Description: Forum Friday - Hosted by the IPC Education Foundation

The IPC Education Foundation will host industry professionals in an informal setting to provide our network of students, educators, and other professionals information on career and technical topics related to the electronics industry.

This event will be an informal, high-engagement Q&A hosted by the team at IPCEF and IPC Emerging Engineers.

Follow-up content will be shared with registrants, and if approved, a recording will be posted to the IPCEF YouTube Channel.

Register for August 26
Register for September 30
Register for October 28
Register for December 2

 

IPCEF Forum Friday Highlights


 

IPCEF Career & Tech Webinar Series

Date: March 11, 2022

Time: 2 PM CST

Webinar Topic: Tips for Landing an Internship

Description: This webinar is hosted by the IPC Education Foundation to provide our network of students, educators, and other professionals information on career and technical topics related to the electronics industry.

Date: April 15, 2022

Time: 2 PM CST

Webinar Topic: 3D Printing

Description: This webinar is hosted by the IPC Education Foundation to provide our network of students, educators, and other professionals information on career and technical topics related to the electronics industry.

Webinar Topic: 3D Printing - an overview of the methods, materials, machines, how to 3D print at home and how 3D printing is used in industry.


 

2022 IPC APEX EXPO Career Panel

Date: January 27, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm PT

Topic: Career Paths in Electronics - Panel Discussion

Description: The IPC Education Foundation will host a panel of engineers and business leaders for 60-minutes sponsored by TTM Technologies to engage high school and college students considering a career in the electronics manufacturing industry, ranging from Aviation/Aerospace, Computing Equipment/Devices, Electronics Design, Industrial (Manufacturing), Materials/Chemicals, Medical, Military/Defense, and Semiconductors during the IPC APEX EXPO STEM Outreach Event.

Click below for more information on the STEM Event in San Diego, CA.

IPC APEX EXPO STEM Event 2022

 

IPCEF 2021 Webinars

Date: November 19, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm CST

Topic: Flexible Electronics and the Future of Devices Webinar

Description: Hosted by Auburn University's IPC and SMTA Student Chapters:

The future of flexible electronics includes several new applications such as harvesting energy from light to consumer electronics like folding phones and rollable displays, to wearable and implantable bioelectronics that monitor our health. In this presentation, Jinesh Narangaparambil a Doctoral candidate from Auburn University Department of Mechanical Engineering will walk us through the current research works in academics and industries, applications, and the future of flexible electronics. Jinesh will also expand on his current research at Auburn University on Flexible Electronics. We are more than happy to welcome you all to attend our event and get introduced to the world of flexible electronics.

Date: November 11, 2021

Time: 1:00pm ET

Topic: Career Paths in Electronics - Panel Discussion

Description: The IPC Education Foundation will host a panel of engineers and business leaders for 90-minutes to engage high school and college students considering a career in the electronics manufacturing industry, ranging from Aviation/Aerospace, Computing Equipment/Devices, Electronics Design, Industrial (Manufacturing), Materials/Chemicals, Medical, Military/Defense, and Semiconductors.

Event Overview:
1:00 - 1:05 - Welcome
1:05 - 1:20 - Electronics Manufacturing Industry Overview
1:20 - 2:00 - Panelist Career Journeys
2:00 - 2:20 - Live Q&A
2:20 - 2:25 - Giveaway Raffle
2:25 - 2:30 - Closing Remarks

Date: April 22, 2021

Time: 1:00pm ET

Topic: The Ethics of Technical Innovation

Presenter: Chris Mitchell, VP: Government Relations at IPC

Description: Philosophers have long studied man’s relationship to technology, but this field of study has taken on greater urgency and significance as the nature of technology has become more sophisticated and its implications for society more potent and conflicting. This webinar will highlight some of the fundamental questions that spur philosophers to study technology as well as the ethical decision-making frameworks that help individuals and communities evaluate technology’s societal affects. Understanding these ethical approaches can inform the way we interact with technology and further the goal of asserting our control over technological advancement and adoption instead of surrendering to them. The webinar will touch on these ethical questions in the context of governmental policy.

IPCEF 2020 Webinars

December 2020

Date: December 2, 2020

Topic: Intern to CEO: What your career might look like in the electronics manufacturing industry

Presenters: Paige Fiet, Process Engineering Intern; Kyle Hillstead, Process Engineer; Audra Thurston, Process Engineer; Meredith LaBeau, Director of Process Engineering; Todd Brassard, VP/COO; Steve Vairo CEO

Description: Your role as an engineer in the electronics industry sector will change with each promotion made. Responsibilities for an entry level engineer look different than responsibilities held by a vice president or senior manager. This webinar will discuss responsibilities of varying positions at an electronics manufacturer as well as what your career may look like in the electronics industry.

November 2020

Date: November 18, 2020

Topic: Schematic Capture

Presenter: Chris Jennings, Manager: Global Training at Altium, Inc.

Description: This webinar will cover basic schematic concepts including capturing the design, layout of the schematic for data/control flows, use of graphics for creating more readable schematics, and in Altium Designer adding design intent rules for the PCB layout effort.

November 2020

Date: November 11, 2020

Topic: PCB Design

Presenter: Chris Jennings, Manager: Global Training at Altium, Inc.

Description: This webinar will introduce you to the various concepts of PCB layout using Altium Designer including: placement strategy, routing strategies, power distribution, and general approaches for layout verification.

October 2020

Date: October 14, 2020

Topic: The Value of IPC Certifications

Presenters: Joe Williams, Director of Certification at IPC

Description: Entering the workforce can leave people feeling unprepared.  Certification can play a vital role in your future whether you are just beginning your career or spent decades perfecting your skills.  This webinar will give an overview of IPC’s Certification programs and the importance of Certification to the Electronics industry.  It will cover IPC’s most popular Certifications along with the right time to pursue Certification, how one begins the process, and the potential benefits obtaining Certification would have on your career.

September 2020

Topic: How to Land Your Dream Role Using LinkedIn

Presenter: Sonia Begum, LinkedIn Branding Coach 

Description: Have you ever wondered how do people keep landing jobs without applying on LinkedIn? In this webinar, you'll learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile to get recruiters/hiring managers to notice you and build a personal brand that drives awareness and authority. Sonia has worked with clients across the globe ranging from students to CEOs to help them develop their brand on LinkedIn. Join this webinar to learn how to maximize your LinkedIn profile. 

September 2020

Topic: Navigating IPC Standards

Presenters: John Perry, Director, Printed Board Standards & Technology - IPC

Description: As an accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO) since 1957, IPC maintains over 125 active standards for the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of printed circuit boards. Wait, did you say over 125?!? Good grief, as an engineering student, how do I figure out which IPC standard or group of IPC standards would be applicable to my engineering discipline(s)?  As a materials, electrical, chemical, mechanical or aerospace engineer, what IPC standards are of interest to me and ones that I am likely to be using in both college and ultimately the workforce?  What kind of path exists to become involved in the maintenance and reshaping of IPC standards for future revisions as technology advances?  This webinar will introduce you to the vast array of IPC standards and provide the means to determine which standards will be important to you as both an aspiring student and a career engineer within the electronics manufacturing industry.

September 2020

Topic: Electronics Industry Overview and Discussion

Presenters: Dr. John Mitchell – President and CEO of IPC

Host: The University of Utah IPC Student Chapter

Description: This webinar focused on how students can take advantage of the opportunities presented by IPC and its member companies, the direction of the industry, and how to build a career in electronics.

Attendees had the opportunity to ask Dr. Mitchell questions on careers, industry trends, technology, and other topics of interest!

August 2020

Topic: Fundamentals of Conscientious Engineering

Presenters: Kelly Scanlon, Director of EHS Policy and Research

Description: Your role as an engineer in the electronics industry sector includes responsibilities for making informed decisions about the design, manufacture, use, and disposal of electronic components and products. Industrial practices are evolving to consider life cycle impacts from the use of energy and water, the carbon footprint of a product, circularization of goods, development and implementation of safer chemistries, and sustainability and societal impacts of products. This webinar will introduce you to the fundamental features of a conscientious engineer.

July 2020

Topic: IPC Emerging Engineers Program

Presenters: Teresa Rowe, Sr Director, Assembly & Standards Technology - IPC

Panelists: Tayler Swanson, Engineer at Digital Instruments, and Arvind Karthikeyan, PhD Researcher at Auburn University

Description: This webinar will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the Emerging Engineer program! This program can assist you in taking the next step towards your career in the electronics manufacturing industry as you’ll learn from valuable industry experts and leaders who’ll mentor along the way. The program is currently accepting applications and there is only a limited number of university student positions available. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions to two Emerging Engineers during an open panel discussion.

Students can apply here.

June 2020

Topic: IPC Student Member Scholarship Program

Presenter: Charlene Gunter du Plessis, Sr Director: IPC Education Foundation

Panelists: Mohamed el Amine (Wally) Belhadi, Anna Brown, Raviteja Boyana, Fernando Galvez

Description: During this webinar you will be guided through the online application process to apply for an IPC Student Member Scholarship. You will be able to review the eligibility requirements, prepare the necessary documentation in advance, identify areas for improvement, and select your recommenders. You can ask questions to a group of past scholarship winners to learn more.