The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) offers students a variety of opportunities in joining its membership and participating at its 2012 TechCon in Santa Clara, Calif. Full-time students can join the organization for $40 and receive discounted conference registration and tutorial course fees, as well as benefit from its Young Members Group. The SVC Foundation also has a scholarship fund for studies related to vacuum coating technology at accredited institutions.
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