Graduate Student Awards:
The Ohio Rubber Group has selected two students at The University of Akron to receive the ORG Graduate Student Award for 2014. PhD Candidates Ms. Brinda Mehta (Polymer Science) and Ms. Nicole Swanson (Polymer Science) each received an award of $3000. Both recipients will be invited to present overviews of their research at an upcoming ORG meeting in 2014. They were also presented with gratis student memberships to the ORG. (ORG membership is free to any interested student). Brinda and Nicole were both very grateful to the ORG for these awards, and look forward to meeting its members in person.
Photos below were taken at The University of Akron on Alumni Day, October 4, 2013, during a luncheon to recognize the 2014 scholarship winners.
Pictured above (L to R): Joel Neilsen - Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co. and Nicole Swanson - Polymer Science
Pictured above (L to R): Joel Neilsen - Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co. and Brinda Mehta - Polymer Science
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.
**Apply Now!** 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. Application deadline for the 2014 award is June 1, 2014. Apply now!
On August 22, 2013, Kelly Casanova was presented with the inaugural $2,000 Ohio Rubber Group Member Scholarship Award by Joel Neilsen, Chair of the ORG Scholarship Committee. Kelly is a Mechanical Engineer currently employed at Cooper Tire as a Tire Tread Compounder and is pursuing her Masters in Chemical Engineering at The University of Toledo. In attendance at the ceremony were P. Glenn Arbaugh, Director of Cooper's North American Technical Center, and Kelly's supervisor, Matt Snider, Manager of Compound Development.
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: