$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.
$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.
$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.
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 email@example.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 Merriman– 2022
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
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
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