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 www.navalengineers.org.
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, www.eweek.org.
"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 www.eweek.org.
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
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.