Rising Stars and Scholarships

It's always good to hear about kids who are interested in manufacturing, and it's even better when we recognize them. Both the AMBA and SME have recently done just that.

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It's always good to hear about kids who are interested in manufacturing, and it's even better when we recognize them. Both the AMBA and SME have recently done just that.

The National office of the American Mold Builders Association gave $8,000 in scholarship funds for 2013. The Scholarship Program is designed to help facilitate education in moldmaking in the U.S. and assist students who desire to pursue a career in Mold design, CAD/CAM programming for machine tools, machine tool skills or moldmaking; Plastics industry manufacturing and other areas of continued training/education.

The 2013 AMBA National Scholarship winners are:

  • $1,000 to Alexander Conrad, majoring in CNC/Tool & Die Technologies at Moraine Park Technical College, applied via AMBA member company Mold Makers, Inc.
  • $1,000 to Christian Seaver, majoring in Plastics Engineering at Muskegon Community College, applied via AMBA member company Viking Tool & Engineering.
  • $1,000 to Donald Bush, majoring in Machine Tool Technology at St. Cloud Technical College, applied via AMBA member company Excelsior Tool.
  • $1,000 to Jeremy Trollinger, majoring in Design Engineering at Tarrant County College, applied via AMBA member company Schaefer Mold Inc.
  • $1,000 to Joseph Mitchell, majoring in Tooling Design at university of Akron, applied via AMBA member company Prospect Mold & Die.
  • $1,000 to Nicholas Austen Kirchshlager, majoring in Chemical Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, applied via AMBA member company Do-Rite Die & Engineering.
  • $1,000 to Matthew Arntzen, specializing in Machine Tool Courses at St. Paul College, applied via AMBA member company Mo-Tech Corporation.
  • $1,000 to Todd Booher, majoring in CNC Operations / Programming at Akron CNC Training Center, applied via AMBA member company Colonial Machine Company.

For more information on the AMBA Scholarship program, visit www.amba.org.

SME announced its 30 Under 30 honorees, as it celebrates these young people for pursuing manufacturing and the STEM fields:
• Catherine Ross, 30, National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, VA
• Kevin James Shaw, 15, student, Freeland, MI
• Meghan West, 29, Mastercam/CNC Software, Tolland, CT
• Christina Borgese, 30, PreProcess, Inc., San Ramon, CA
• Alexandria Moseley, 23, Graduate, Oregon State University, Newberg, OR
• Sri Atluru, 28, Sandvik Machining Solutions, Mebane, NC
• Allen Henri, 28, Westminster Tool Inc., Plainfield, CT
• Ananya Rajagopal, 14, student, Dublin, OH
• Chad Frank, 29, Hydromat Inc., Marine, IL
• Raymond Manning, 29, Boeing Satellite Systems, Playa del Rey, CA
• Jasone Dube, 29, Siemens Industry Inc., Troy, MI
• Catherine Tradd, 30, Solar Turbines, San Diego, CA
• Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell, 24, Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, NJ
• Kimberly Jung, 18, student, Holland, MI
• Jandre TerreBlanche, 26, SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, OH
• Bret Weber, 29, Greater Machining & Manufacturing Co., Independence, IA
• Lauren Welch, 27, Dow Chemical Co., Seoul, Republic of Korea
• Afton Hollertz, 28, Allmand Bros., Inc., Holdrege, NE
• Amanda Nixon, 21, student, Flint, MI
• Cody Leuck, 23, student, Chico, CA
• John Giraldo, 25, Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, NJ
• Daniil Popov, 20, student, Vancouver, WA
• Ronald Olkowski III, 21, student, Big Rapids, MI
• Lotheronie Raby, 28, Dow Chemical Co., Houston, TX
• Kyle Rhodes, 28, Dow Chemical Co., Seadrift, TX
• Ryan Stephenson, 24, Northwire Inc., Osceola, WI
• Ryan Boehm, 25, Omax Corp., Kent, WA
• Anabel Ugalde-Huebe, 25, Dow Chemical Co., Seadrift, TX
• Jesse Paschall, 20, student, Allendale, MI
• Brandon Killian, 17, student, Santee, CA
Download detailed information about the 30 Under 30 program and its honorees at sme.org/30honorees.
 

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