ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $166,000, for the 2019-2020 academic year. “We are proud of the hard work and incredible determination of our 2019-20 scholarship recipients as they strive to achieve their academic goals,” said Samir Traboulsi, chair of the ASHRAE scholarship trustees."
“One of the objectives of the ASHRAE Scholarship Program is to inspire the next generation of engineering professionals to work towards solving some of the world’s greatest HVAC&R challenges. We are pleased that this program is making such an impactful contribution to the future success of our industry.”
The following awards provide a $10,000 scholarship:
- Willis H. Carrier Scholarships
Phillip Preuss, mechanical engineering, Clemson University and Nathan German, architectural engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln at Omaha, are the recipients of a Willis H. Carrier Scholarship established by the Carrier Corp. in memory of its founder, who installed the world’s first scientifically designed air-conditioning system.
- Reuben Trane Scholarships
Isaac Golumbia, mechanical engineering, University of Victoria; Megan Bush, architectural engineering, North Carolina A&T State University and Ethan Engle, architectural engineering, Kansas State University are the recipients of a Reuben Trane Scholarship which is to be awarded over two years and was established by the Trane Co. in memory of 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
Mikaela Myrin, mechanical engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, is the recipient of the Frank M. Coda Scholarship created in memory of ASHRAE’s former executive vice president, who served from 1981-2004.
- Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Scholarship
Erica Acton, architectural engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Scholarship named in honor of ASHRAE Presidential Member Gordon V.R. Holness, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, who served as the Society’s president in 2009-10.
- Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship
Thomas Guilfoil, mechanical engineering technology, State University of New York College of Technology, is the recipient of the Gordon V.R. Holness Engineering Technology Scholarship.
- Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship
Sydney Bellows, architectural engineering, Kansas State University, is the recipient of the Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Scholarship which recognizes female undergraduate engineering students and is named in memory of the Society’s first female president, who served as the Society’s president in 2010-11.
- Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship
Samantha Daniels, architectural engineering technology, Vermont Technical College, is the recipient of the Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship which recognizes female undergraduate engineering technology students.
- Alwin B. Newton Scholarship
Cheuk Fung Lam, building services engineering, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, is the recipient of the Alwin B. Newton Scholarship named for an industry pioneer and ASHRAE Fellow who was granted 219 patents.
- David C.J. Peters Scholarship
Rachel Coyle, architectural engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the David C. J. Peters Scholarship created by Southland Industries to honor Peters, an advocate of recruiting quality.
- Duane Hanson Scholarship
Alexander Rodrigues, architectural engineering, University of Cincinnati, is the recipient of the Duane Hanson Scholarship established by Gayner Engineers and is named for the company’s former president.
- Legacy Scholarship
Esteban Garcia Ponte, mechanical engineering, Clemson University, is the recipient of the Legacy Scholarship.