Atlanta Post Scholarship Winners
Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced
(Contributed by Beth Harris, CPSM, Atlanta Post)
The Georgia Engineering Foundation celebrated its 42nd annual scholarship awards dinner on Nov. 14, 2013 at Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta. This year the foundation awarded 39 scholarships to engineering students from Georgia attending various schools around the country including Georgia Institute of Technology, Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), Auburn University, Mercer University, George Washington University, and Yale University.
The two SAME Atlanta Post scholarship winners were Jennifer LaMere, who was awarded the $5,000 Frank D. Parker-Georgia Institute of Technology Scholarship, given in memory of Frank Parker, a long-time member of SAME and past GEF President, and William Nettles, who was was awarded the $5,000 Larry Jones-Southern Polytechnic State University Scholarship, given in memory of Larry Jones who served the SAME Atlanta Post as Secretary for many years.
Jennifer is a senior studying at Georgia Tech and was set to graduate in December 2013. She has been active in several engineering organizations while in school, including ASHRAE and ASME. Jennifer has also volunteered as a math and science tutor to 3rd and 5th graders at Parkside Discovery. She has worked part time while in school and during summer breaks. Jennifer is also an avid reader and enjoys cooking. She has taken the EIT exam and plans to work toward achieving her professional engineering license and an MBA.
William is a senior at SPSU where he is working toward a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Nuclear Engineering. He studied pre-engineering at Valdosta State University prior to attending SPSU. William has maintained a 4.0 GPA and also was set to graduate in December 2013. He has worked at Georgia Power Company (co-op), SPSU Mechanical Engineering Department, and SPSU’s Center for Nuclear Studies. William aspires for a career in either design or testing with significant interest in the power generation industry, and ultimately going into the consulting business.
Congratulations to the GEF SAME Atlanta Post Scholarship Winners for 2013!