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ASHRAE Announces 2018–2019 Student Scholarship Recipients

ASHRAE Announces 2018–2019 Student Scholarship Recipients

ATLANTA (Aug. 28, 2018) – ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 34 Society scholarships, totaling $169,000 for the 2018–19 academic year.

“This year’s scholarship recipients have demonstrated great passion and ingenuity in their desire to lead the next generation of buildings professionals,” says Jeff Gatlin, chair of the ASHRAE Scholarship Trustees. “I am proud of what the ASHRAE Scholarship Program has been able to accomplish.”

The recipients of ASHRAE’s scholarship assistance include:

The following awards provide a $10,000 scholarship:

  • Willis H. Carrier Scholarships: $10,000 each for one year, Alex Dietrich, mechanical engineering, Ryerson University and Elena Gowdy, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University. The scholarship was established by the Carrier Corp. in memory of its founder, who installed the world’s first scientifically designed air-conditioning system.
  • Reuben Trane Scholarships: $10,000 each to be awarded over two years, Michael Seymour, mechanical engineering, Iowa State University; Tyler Kleinsasser, civil engineering and construction management, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; and Christine Laflin, architectural engineering, Kansas State University. The scholarship was established by the Trane Co. in memory its founder, an innovative engineer, inventor and business executive, who held 28 patents.

The following awards provide one-year $5,000 scholarships:

  • Frank M. Coda Scholarship: Hope Fiely, mechanical engineering, Grove City College. The scholarship was created in memory of ASHRAE’s former executive vice president, who served from 1981–2004.
  • Gordon V.R. Holness ScholarshipTrevyn Sell, architectural engineering, Kansas State University. The scholarship is named in honor of ASHRAE Presidential Member Holness, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, who served as president in 2009–10.
  • Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship: Esther Nazziwa, architectural engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology. The scholarship recognizes female undergraduate engineering students and is named in memory of the Society’s first female president, who served as president in 2010–11.
  • Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship: Samantha Daniels, architectural engineering and building design technology, Vermont Technical College. The scholarship recognizes female undergraduate engineering technology students.
  • Alwin B. Newton Scholarship: Jamaal Carter, architectural engineering, North Carolina A&T State University. The scholarship is named for an industry pioneer and ASHRAE Fellow who was granted 219 patents.
  • David C.J. Peters Scholarship: Kelsey Moss, mechanical engineering, University of Nebraska-LincolnThe scholarship was created by Southland Industries to honor Peters, an advocate of recruiting quality.
  • Duane Hanson Scholarship: Greg Fisher, mechanical engineering, Oklahoma State University. The scholarship was established by Gayner Engineers and is named for the company’s former president.
  • Legacy ScholarshipJeffery Bogner, architectural engineering, Kansas State University.
  • ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle ScholarshipPhillip Preuss, mechanical engineering, Clemson University. The scholarship is named for a former Region IV chair and regional director on the ASHRAE Board of Directors.
  • James R. Bullock Jr. Scholarship: Zachary Foster, mechanical engineering, North Carolina State University. The scholarship is named in honor of Bullock Jr., P.E., Life Member of ASHRAE, who serves as president of Environmental Air Systems Inc.
  • General Scholarship: Joella Lee, mechanical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Engineering Technology Scholarships: Rex Camit, mechanical engineering technology building sciences, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology; Justin Dean, HVAC&R technology and energy management, Ferris State University; Drew Doyle, HVAC&R technology and energy management, Ferris State University and Maria (Masha) Goodspeed, HVAC design and construction, Vermont Technical College.
  • Freshman Engineering Scholarship: Esteban Garcia Ponte, mechanical engineering, Clemson University.

The following awards provide one-year $3,000 scholarships:

  • Henry Adams Scholarship: Callie Clark, civil and environmental engineering, University of California-Berkeley. The scholarship was established by Henry Adams, Inc. in memory of its founder, a charter member and sixth president of ASHRAE’S predecessor society, ASHVE, established in 1899.
  • ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship: Jonathan Lamphier, Jr., mechanical engineering, University of New Hampshire. The scholarship is named in honor of Boggarm Setty, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member.
  • ASHRAE Region III Setty Family Foundation Scholarship: Rachel Coyle, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University.
  • ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship: Victoria Joshi, mechanical engineering, Rice University.
  • ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter Peter Potvin Scholarship: Nicholas Ruchti, mechanical engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The scholarship is named in memory of a former president of the Minnesota Chapter.
  • ASHRAE New Jersey Chapter Scholarship: Siyi Gu, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University.
  • ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott ScholarshipGeorge Pappas, civil engineering, University of New Haven. The scholarship is named in memory of ASHRAE Life Members Fritz Traugott, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, and Harry King.
  • Donald E. Nichols Scholarship: Daniel Glover, mechanical engineering, Tennessee Technological University. The scholarship is named for a former ASHRAE vice president and graduate of Tennessee Technological University.
  • J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship: Jordan Myers, mechanical engineering, University of Pittsburgh. The scholarship is named in memory of an ASHRAE member who was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and oversaw development of air conditioning equipment used in commercial, military, aerospace and transportation applications.
  • High School Senior Scholarships: William Jacoby, mechanical engineering, Virginia Tech; Hailey Brennan, mechanical engineering, University of Maryland; Riley Smith, mechanical engineering, University of Nevada; and Aaron Ustes, mechanical engineering, University of Michigan.

Over the course of 30 years ASHRAE has awarded over $2 million to over 430 students. Applications are now being accepted for the 2019–20 undergraduate engineering, technology, regional/chapter, and university-specific scholarships. The deadline is Nov. 15, 2018.

 For more information on ASHRAE’s scholarships, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit ashrae.org/scholarships.

About ASHRAE

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

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