Graduate Student Awards:
The Ohio Rubber Group has selected Danielle Grolman at The University of Akron to receive the $3000 ORG Graduate Student Award for 2015. Danielle is a PhD candidate in the Polymer Engineering Department and is currently studying nanopatterned surfaces for icephobic use. She expects to graduate in May of 2016. The Ohio Rubber Group looks forward to having Danielle present her research at an upcoming ORG meeting in 2015.
Photos below were taken at The University of Akron on October 3, 2014, during the Student Awards portion of the Akron Polymer Conference.
Pictured above: Danielle Grolman - Polymer Engineering
Pictured above (L to R): Joel Neilsen - Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co., Danielle Grolman - Polymer Engineering, and Paulo Meneghetti - Momentive Performance Materials
The ORG Graduate Student Award was created to promote the academic efforts of graduate students in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. Each year with the assistance of the Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering Departments, candidate students submit applications along with transcripts and letters of recommendation to the ORG Scholarship Committee. This information is then used to select a group of students for face-to-face interviews with the Committee. The very high caliber of the candidates makes the final selection very difficult, but the democratic process of voting is used to make the determinations.
ORG Member Scholarship Award:
The ORG Member Scholarship Award is available for ORG members who are currently employed in the rubber/plastics industry and want to further their careers by acquiring additional education. The monetary value of the award is $2,000.
On June 12, 2014 Seth Glasgow was presented with the $2000 Ohio Rubber Group Member Scholarship Award by Joel Neilsen, Chair of the ORG Scholarship Committee. Seth is currently in his 3rd year studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Akron. His goal is to obtain his degree with a focus on aeronautic applications. He is also currently employed at Rogitex as a Sales and Marketing Intern where he is promoting Rogitex’s product lines of elastomers, plastics, reinforcing fillers and chemicals.
Funds for the scholarships are provided by The ORG Endowed Scholarship Fund and from Ohio Rubber Group's fund raising events.
Our goal is to grow The Fund to a self-sustaining level. This goal has not yet been reached.
Donations are welcome and can be mailed to:
ORG Endowed Scholarship Fund
PO Box 341
Bath, OH 44210
Updates on Past Scholarship Winners:
Winter Technical Meeting