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This report documents the activities (broadly classifiable into research and educational activities) performed under NSF grants DMI-9502897 and DMI-9996183: Development of an Integrated Environment for SMD Technology Assembly. The research activities focused on the development of an integrated quality environment for SMD assembly.

This integrated environment is composed of five interconnected elements: inspection module, inspection allocation module, quality monitoring module, diagnostics/control module, and information environment. The activities performed in the development of each one of these elements are documented in this report. The educational activities consisted, among other pursuits, in using the laboratory to perform hands-on education using a structured learning environment based on pyramidal teams. Another salient component of the educational activities was the introduction of entrepreneurial endeavor into the undergraduate engineering education. This report presents the details of these activities.

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