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 $70,000 in scholarships to students from the United States, Canada, China, Lithuania and Spain. In 2010 we
expect to give out as many as five new scholarships.
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
Paolo Raugei, Chair (BOD Term 2012)
Galileo Vacuum Systems, Inc.
(678)691-5695 Fax (678)691-4935
James W. (Jim) Seeser, Treasurer and Vice Chair (BOD Term 2016)
JDS Uniphase (Retired)
Pamela T. Luecke, Secretary and Special Events Co-Chair (BOD Term 2015)
(605)578-1339; Fax (605)578-1224
John Felts, Past Chair, Web Master (BOD
Nano Scale Surface Systems, Inc.
(510)814-0340 Fax (510)814-0345
Wolfgang Decker, SVC Board Representative, Special Events Co-Chair (BOD Term 2013)
VAST FILMS, Ltd.
Bryant Hichwa, SVC Board Representative and Scholarship Committee
Co-Chair (BOD Term 2015)
Professor Emeritus, Sonoma State University and OCLI
(707)785-1922; Fax (707)785-1922
Paula L. Becker, Esq. (BOD Term 2017)
(617) 227-1133; Fax
Ira Miller (BOD Term 2017)
MEWASA North America,
(520)-797-6980; Fax (520)797-9424
Past BOD Members
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.