One of the SVC's long-term goals has always been to support charitable, educational, and scientific activities. The SVC
Foundation was established in July 2002 to help realize this goal.
As its first initiative, the Foundation created
a scholarship program aimed at supporting enterprising students and practitioners who have an interest in furthering their
education in the field of vacuum coating technology. Since its inception, this program has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships
to students from the United States, Canada, China, Lithuania and Spain. In 2014 we expect to give out as many as five new
We are striving to make a difference in the lives of our students; quoting a 2007 award recipient:
"I receiving this scholarship is amazing; I thought I would never get it. Thank you for notifying me, and giving me this
scholarship, which will allow me to continue doing research through next year".
Please continue reading about
our activities in the following pages and learn how you can get involved in supporting the mission of the SVC Foundation.
Our Board of Directors
SVC Foundation Chair
Paula L. Becker, Esq.
Secretary, Special Events Co-Chair
Special Events Co-Chair
SVC Board Representative
Professor Emeritus, Sonoma State University
Caitlin A. Mathey
Cacejen Vacuum Inc.
James N. Hilfiker
Scholarship Committee Chair
J.A. Woollam Co., Inc.
jawoollam.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Materion Advanced Materials Technologies and Services, Inc.
Past Chair, Webmaster
Nano Scale Surface Systems, Inc.
Past BOD Members
Pamela T. Luecke
John B. Fenn, Jr.
Our current brochure
A RECENT EMAIL FROM ONE OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:
Subject: Thank you SVC
I am very thankful to SVC for the 2008 Scholarship award. This scholarship gave me the opportunity to attend such a wonderful
technical conference which is not only a technical conference but a school where I learned a lot
from various talks and presentations. I took short courses/tutorials from the best experts in their fields. I congratulate
SVC on organizing such a great conference. For a student, it's a blessing in the sense that not only it provides some financial
support for the research but also provide the opportunities to meet with folks that are really expert in various fields. I
have to say that I learned valuable knowledge in SVC conference2009 from the
discussions which one cannot find in books. Another thing that I noticed at the conference was the welcoming attitude
of SVC folks and in particular to the students, which I appreciate, as a graduate student, very much. The exhibition at the
conference was like a laboratory, where many experiments going on all the day and one can go to any stall of interest and
learn. It was wonderful. I am impressed by the activity and will continue to keep contact with SVC in future.