Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients!
SMRP is committed to helping the next generation of maintenance, reliability and physical asset management students achieve their professional goals through our scholarship program. Scholarship applicants are judged on grade point average, work experience, extra-curricular activities and merit. Recipients each receive a $2,000 scholarship for deposit at the Financial Aid Office of their university. Join us in congratulating our 2015-2016 scholarship award winners!
SMRP Higher Standards Scholarship Award Winner
Georgia Southern University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Scott Dyke is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Southern University. His undergraduate studies have included research at the Georgia Southern Engines, Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuels Lab, where he performs experiments and maintenance on fuel lines, along with the publishing of lab reports. He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He enjoys working on and repairing cars as a hobby.
SMRP & SMRPCO Dorothy and Jack Nicholas Scholarship Award Winners
B.E. Mechanical Engineering
Devany Sweitzer is currently a student at Vanderbilt University studying Engineering. She recently completed her first engineering internship with Alcoa Warrick Operations, part of the Aluminum Company of America, where she gained experience with technical drawings and developing business cases in the aluminum rolling department. Ms. Sweitzer is actively engaged with nine societies and organizations at Vanderbilt, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Society of Women Engineers. She plans to use her degree to follow in her grandfather's footsteps and become a mechanical engineer.
University of Maryland
M.E. Reliability Engineering
Raphael is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park studying Reliability Engineering. He completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering in Venezuela and has gone on to earn his M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida. Suarez is CMRP certified and has over 20 years of experience working as a maintenance engineer and reliability supervisor. He is committed to the application of reliability engineering and has written about applying his methods in real-world scenarios.
Again, congratulations to this year's winners! SMRP values the importance of higher education and therefore strives to create opportunities for students in maintenance and reliability as well as other degree concentrations. If you did not apply for these opportunities this year, please plan to do so in 2016!