bio ronlaskyIndium Corporation’s Dr. Ron Lasky, Senior Technologist, has created a new SMT IQ Test for new or veteran industry professionals looking for a fun way to measure their surface mount technology (SMT) knowledge.

The free test, which features 10 multiple-choice questions, can be accessed on Dr. Lasky’s blog and Indium Corporation’s LinkedIn account. Based on the number of correct results, respondents will be ranked from SMT Trainee (three correct answers or fewer) all the way up to SMT Guru (for those who achieve a perfect score).  

Five lucky participants will be randomly selected to win a $25 digital gift card. Respondents will have to provide their email address when completing the survey in order to be eligible.

If potential test takers are looking to brush up on their SMT knowledge prior to taking the test, visit Dr. Lasky’s blog at www.indium.com/blog/dr-ron-lasky.php

Dr. Lasky is a Senior Technologist at Indium Corporation, as well as a Professor of Engineering and the Director of the Lean Six Sigma program at Dartmouth College. He has more than 30 years of experience in electronics and optoelectronics packaging at IBM, Universal Instruments, and Cookson Electronics. Dr. Lasky has authored six books, and contributed to nine more, on science, electronics, and optoelectronics, and has authored numerous technical papers. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor at several colleges, teaching more than 20 different courses on topics ranging from electronics packaging, materials science, physics, mechanical engineering and science, and religion. Dr. Lasky holds numerous patent disclosures and is the developer of several SMT processing software products relating to cost estimating, line balancing, and process optimization. He is the co-creator of engineering certification exams that set standards in the electronics assembly industry worldwide. Dr. Lasky was awarded the Surface Mount Technology Association’s Founder’s Award in 2003. Dr. Lasky holds four degrees, including a Ph.D. from Cornell University in materials science, and is a licensed professional engineer.