August 16, 2006 — /IEST/ — ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) announces three scholarship offerings for full-time students in the educational programs of science or engineering.
IEST adds a new scholarship to this year’s program, in memory of Robert N. Hancock, a Fellow and Past President of IEST, long-time member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the IEST, and a leader in the field of environmental engineering. The Robert N. Hancock Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, will be offered annually by IEST for the best original technical paper written by a student and published in the Journal of the IEST. One of the early proponents of environmental stress screening and combined environmental testing, Hancock had a long and distinguished career and was a source of inspiration through his dedication and technical expertise.
The Eugene Borson Scholarship, in the amount of $500, is offered to a full-time high school senior, or undergraduate college or university student enrolled full-time in an accredited institution. Eugene (Gene) Borson was a Fellow of IEST, and was a leader in the field of aerospace environmental and contamination control engineering. Each applicant must submit a one-page essay describing their career goals and how IEST can help achieve these goals. A science, mathematics, or engineering faculty member must give recommendation for each applicant.
The Park Espenschade Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, is offered by IEST for the best one-page essay on how IEST can help achieve your career goals. The Park Espenschade Education Fund was established to honor Park Espenschade’s enthusiasm, energy, devotion, and commitment to the education and training of young people in the environmental sciences. Each applicant must be recommended by a science, mathematics, or engineering faculty member, and be a full-time high school senior, or undergraduate college or university student.
For further information regarding scholarships, visit the IEST website at www.iest.org or call (847) 255-1561.
The official application form, the paper, and all supplemental material must be sent to IEST by mail no later than January 15, 2006.
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Founded in 1953, IEST is an international not-for-profit technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards.
IEST is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization; Secretariat of ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 209; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases; and a founding member of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies.