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Naval Engineering Scholarships

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) sponsors a scholarship program to recruit students into naval engineering and support naval engineers seeking further education in the field. Awards of $2,500 for undergraduate and $3,500 for graduate students are available. These scholarships apply only to the last year of a full-time or co-op undergraduate program or to one year of graduate study leading to a designated degree program in an accredited college or university. Degree programs in naval architecture, marine, ocean, civil, mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, and electronic engineering are acceptable as are ones in the physical sciences.

Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate an interest in naval engineering through, for example, professional engineering society or extracurricular engineering activity. Graduate student candidates must be members of ASNE or the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The application deadline is February 15, 2004. To obtain an application and more information, visit the ASNE Web site


National Engineers Week

The 2004 National Engineers Week, February 22-28, is adding two new programs to its activities. "New Faces of Engineering," developed in 2003 to showcase rising young stars in the profession, has expanded to include those from around the world. The top 16 chosen will be featured in USA Today and the Eweek Web site,

"Connecting the World to Engineering," started by National Engineers Week sponsor Fluor Corp., is a new program dedicated to establishing a global online dialogue among students, young professionals, and business leaders aimed at maintaining student interest in their chosen careers. The online discussion forum will explore electrical, civil, mechanical, and other engineering disciplines, the IT, chemical, and aerospace industries, and job opportunities around the world.

National Engineers Week will also feature returning programs such as "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," "Future City Competition," and "The Sightseers Guide to Engineering." For more information, visit the Eweek Web site at


About People

David Cantu, director of the Minority Engineering Program (MEP) at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, has received the 2003 Motorola MEP Legacy Builder's Award in honor of his service to the program. MEP is geared toward educationally disadvantaged students and works to boost engineering enrollments from traditionally underrepresented groups.

William Messner, Carnegie Mellon University professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC), has been awarded The Theodore Ahrens Development Professorship. The professorship was given to reward his accomplishments and to promote his further research development.




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