Scholarship

RECIPIENTS

Scholarship Awards

Stephen Merriman

Stephen Merriman

$3000 ORG Graduate Student Award

 

The Ohio Rubber Group has selected Stephen Merriman at The University of Akron to receive the $3,000 ORG Graduate Student Award for 2022. Steve is expected to graduate in May or August, 2023, with a PhD degree in Polymer Engineering. Steve is working on measuring friction and adhesion properties of charge bearing elastomers. We look forward to having Steve present his work at a future ORG Technical meeting.

 

Arnob Banik

Arnob Banik

$3000 ORG Graduate Student Award

 

The Ohio Rubber Group has selected Arnob Banik at The University of Akron to receive the $3,000 ORG Graduate Student Award for 2022.  Arnob is expected to graduate in December, 2022, with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. Arnob is investigating biomimicry (animal performance features) which may lead to improved tire traction. We look forward to having Arnob present his work at a future ORG Technical meeting.

Justin Ebert

Justin Ebert

$2000 ORG Rubber Industry Co-Op Award

The Ohio Rubber Group has selected Justin Ebert at The University of Akron to receive the $2,000 ORG Rubber Industry Co-op Award for 2022. Justin is working towards his Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering with an expected graduation date of May 2023.  He has worked three co-op assignments at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

 

Richard Hanzlik

Richard Hanzlik

Paul Glasgow Memorial ORG Member Scholarship Award

 

In September, 2022, Richard Hanzlik was awarded the Paul Glasgow Memorial ORG Member Scholarship. Richard is a Chemical Engineer from Cleveland State University with over 8 years experience in the polymer industry.  Formerly a formulations chemist dealing with UV curable thermosets, he is now an application engineer with Alpha Technologies.  This includes helping customers in the rubber and composite industry by providing solutions and analysis to issues relating to compounding, processing and  R&D.  Richard has over a dozen publications in English, Spanish, and Korean on a variety of topics ranging from qualitative rubber testing to optimization of composite cure cycles.  Richard also hosts in-person and virtual training seminars around the world.  Richard will use the scholarship funds to aid in obtaining his MBA.  Congratulations Richard!

This Award is available for ORG members who are currently employed in the rubber industry and want to further their careers by acquiring additional education. The monetary value of the award is $2,000. For further information on this award, please contact Joel Neilsen, Scholarship Chair, at joel.neilsen@lanxess.com.

 

In 2015, the Ohio Rubber Group Board decided to change the name of the award to honor Paul Glasgow, a long time member of the Group, other Rubber Groups, and the ACS Rubber Division who sadly passed away in 2015.

Previous Graduate Student Scholarship Winners

 

Stephen Merriman2022
Arnob Banik 2022
Kayla Williams-Pavlantos 2021
Masoud Razavi – 2020
Akshata Kulkarni – 2019
Marcos Pantoja – 2018
Camilo Rendon Piedrahita – 2018
Scott Smith – 2017
Jiaxi Li – 2017
Prasad Raut – 2016
Jing Zhong – 2016
Danielle Grolman – 2015
Brinda Mehta – 2014
Nicole Swanson – 2014
Kushal Bahl – 2013
Vasav Sahni – 2012
Diya Bandyopadhyay – 2011
Emmanuel Pitia – 2011
Amy Blake – 2010
Jason Randall – 2009
Alexei Melnikov – 2009
Maurice Wadley-2008

 

Previous “Paul Glasgow Memorial ORG Scholarship Award” Winners

Richard Hanzlik – 2022
Charles Boyce – 2020
Frank Pappas – 2019
Trevor Cody – 2018
Seth Glasgow – 2016
Seth Glasgow – 2014
Kelly Casanova – 2013

 

Previous ORG Rubber Industry Co-Op Award Winners

Justin Ebert – 2022
Taylor Wilson – 2021
Dunia Jaffel – 2021

Paul Glasgow Memorial ORG Member Award:

This Award is available for ORG members who are currently employed in the rubber industry and want to further their careers by acquiring additional education. The monetary value of the award is $2,000.

Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2022

 

ORG Rubber Industry Co-op Award:

This Award is available for undergraduate college students who have completed at least two co-op or intern assignments in the Rubber Industry. The monetary value of the award is $2,000.

Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2022.

Funds for the scholarships are provided from Ohio Rubber Group’s fund raising events. Our goal is to grow the funds to a self-sustaining level. This goal has not yet been reached.

 

University of Akron Graduate Student Award:

The Ohio Rubber Group has a long tradition of supporting The University of Akron. The ORG sees a need to increase the number of technical graduates that enter the rubber industry both in northeast Ohio and nationally. Due to this need, the ORG has initiated and funded the Ohio Rubber Group Graduate Student Award Scholarship. This award was created to assist University of Akron Graduate Students who focus on rubber technology in their educational pursuit to complete their studies and obtain their degrees. This award is open to any University of Akron graduate student who is pursuing a PhD involving rubber technology. Each year 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 after which the final selection is made. The very high caliber of the candidates makes the selection difficult, but the democratic process of voting is used to make the determinations.

 

Donations are welcome and can be mailed to:

ORG Endowed Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 341
Bath, OH 44210

For further information on these awards, please contact Joel Neilsen, Scholarship Chair, at joel.neilsen@lanxess.com.

 

 

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