IWCS renews scholarship endowment campaign
The IWCS International Cable-Connectivity Symposium is an international forum for the presentation of peer reviewed work in fields of wire, cable and interconnect technology.
In observance of its 60th anniversary of service to the interconnect industry, the IWCS International Cable-Connectivity Symposium announced that it has launched a campaign to raise additional funding for a scholarship endowment to support budding engineers in the cable and connectivity disciplines.
In 2010, the IWCS selected the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte as academic partners, and funded scholarships at both institutions for 2011. Both universities offer academic programs appropriate for development of cable and connectivity engineering talent, and are involved with technology research that has applicable value to the industry.
Previously, IWCS endowments were established at these two institutions with the intent of awarding current scholarships as well as investment toward future scholarships for engineering students. The objective of the 60th anniversary campaign is to boost funding on the order of $60K for the endowments at these institutions to provide a permanent, ongoing scholarship program for perpetuity.
To date, the IWCS has funded more than $250,000 in university scholarships.
"The board of directors of IWCS believes that tremendous value is derived through encouraging academic study in the disciplines that the industry needs to sustain and continue technological excellence in a global market," comments John Barteld, CEO of the IWCS. "It's our goal, through the anniversary endowment campaign, to solidify a meaningful scholarship program that will nurture interest among young engineers to pursue careers in our industry."
The IWCS International Cable – Connectivity Symposium is an international forum for the presentation of peer reviewed work in fields of wire, cable and interconnect technology for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries. This year's event is slated for November 6-9, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte NC USA.