SPE Foundation Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced the winners of the 2017 scholarship program administered by the SPE Foundation, including 44 scholarships totaling more than $109,000.

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The SPE Foundation supports the development of plastics professionals by funding and supporting quality educational programs, scholarships, and student experiences. The awards are made to students who are majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. The recipients, as listed below, are all in good standing with their colleges.

Benjamin Letherer, a Ferris State University senior studying Plastics Engineering Technology (SPE Foundation-Art Haas scholarship - $3,000)

Dylan Hett, a Kettering University senior studying Mechanical Engineering
(SPE Foundation-Carl Haas scholarship - $3,000)

Andrew Puck, a University of Wisconsin-Madison senior studying Chemical Engineering
(Detroit section-Norm Kakarala scholarship - $3,000)

Nicholas Moore, a Pennsylvania College of Technology junior studying Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technologies
(Detroit section-Robert G. Dailey scholarship - $3,000)

Erik Steinmetz, a Penn State-Erie junior studying Plastics Engineering Technology
(Detroit section-Thomas E. Powers scholarship - $3,000)

Livy Boysel, a University of Toledo freshman studying Mechanical Engineering
(SPE Foundation-Gail Bristol scholarship - $3,000)

Max Zamzow, a University of Wisconsin-Stout senior studying Plastics Engineering
(Injection Molding division scholarship - $3,000)

Rebecca Brown, a Pennsylvania College of Technology junior studying Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technologies
(Jade Molds Inc. scholarship- $500)

Nathaniel Brown, a Clemson University junior studying Mechanical Engineering
(Product Design & Development division/Mid-Michigan section-Robert E. Cramer scholarship - $1,000)

Demitri Shotwell, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student studying Mechanical Engineering
(SPE Foundation-Neward Trust scholarship - $3,000)

Glenn Spiering, a Penn State-Erie senior studying Plastics Engineering Technology
(SPE Foundation-Neward Trust scholarship - $3,000)

Heather Fennell, a Pennsylvania College of Technology senior studying Plastics & Polymer Engineering
(SPE Foundation general scholarship -$3,000)

Samantha Brown, a University of West Florida freshman studying Chemical Engineering
(SPE Foundation general scholarship - $3,000)

Ben Blandford, a Baylor University graduate student studying Mechanical Engineering
(Automotive & Composites divisions (ACCE) scholarship -$2,000 and Composites division-Harold Giles scholarship - $3,500)

Jake Fallon, a Virginia Tech graduate student studying Macromolecular Science & Engineering
(Automotive & Composites divisions (ACCE) scholarship - $2,000)

Madhura Pawar, a UMass-Amherst graduate student studying Polymer Science & Engineering
(Automotive & Composites divisions (ACCE) scholarship - $2,000)

Chris Hershey, a Michigan State University graduate student studying Chemical Engineering
(Automotive & Composites divisions (ACCE) scholarship - $2,000)

Arya Tewatia, a Rutgers University graduate student studying Materials Science & Engineering
(Automotive & Composites divisions-Jackie Rehkopf scholarship - $5,000)

Alison Davidson, a Pittsburg State University senior studying Plastics Engineering Technology
(Blow Molding division-Carrie Fox Solin scholarship - $3,000)

Logan Tate, a Pennsylvania College of Technology junior studying Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technologies
(Blow Molding division-W. Muller scholarship - $3,000, Flexible Packaging division scholarship - $2,500, Polymer Modifiers & Additives division scholarship - $2,000, Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group scholarship - $1,000 and Thermoforming division scholarship - $2,500)

Emma Adams, an Auburn University senior studying Polymer & Fiber Engineering and Chemical Engineering
(Composites division-Harold Giles scholarship - $ 3,500, Polymer Modifiers & Additives division scholarship - $2,000 and Thermoset division-James I. MacKenzie scholarship - $2,500)

Madhura Pawar, a UMass-Amherst graduate student studying Polymer Science & Engineering
(Automotive & Composites divisions (ACCE) scholarship - $2,000)

Theo Hondros, a UMass-Lowell senior studying Plastics Engineering
(Decorating & Assembly division scholarship - $2,000)

Chandler Smith, a Pittsburg State University sophomore studying Plastics Engineering
(Decorating & Assembly division scholarship - $2,000)

Tom Ellingham, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student studying Mechanical Engineering
(Extrusion division-Lew Erwin scholarship - $5,000)

Karim Jassim, a Vanderbilt University freshman studying Chemical Engineering
(Extrusion division-Ed Steward scholarship - $2,500)

Jessica Bailey, a Case Western Reserve University graduate student studying Chemical Engineering
(Polymer Modifiers & Additives division scholarship - $2,000)

David Graham, a UMass-Lowell senior studying Plastics Engineering
(Polymer Modifiers & Additives division scholarship - $2,000)

Nicklas Moll, a Kettering University senior studying Mechanical Engineering
(Polymer Modifiers & Additives division scholarship - $2,000)

Stephanie Ternullo, a UMass-Lowell graduate student studying Plastics Engineering (Thermoforming division scholarship - $2,500, Thermoplastic Elastomers SIG scholarship - $1,000 and Thermoset division-James H. Cunningham scholarship - $2,500)

Michael Green, a Western Michigan University senior studying Manufacturing Engineering
(Thermoforming division-Bill Benjamin scholarship - $1,500)

Haley Palys, a Penn State-Erie senior studying Plastics Engineering Technology
(Thermoplastic Materials & Foams division scholarship -$2,500)

Brady Donegan, a Western Washington University senior studying Plastics & Composites Engineering
(Western Plastics Pioneers scholarship -$2,000)

Baraka Lwoya, a Tulane University graduate student studying Chemical Engineering
(Thermoplastic Elastomers SIG scholarship - $1,000)

The 2018 Scholarship Application process opens December 1, 2017. For more information on SPE scholarship opportunities please go to www.4spe.org/scholarships.

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