IEST announces 2008 Scholarship Program

December 18, 2007 — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 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. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2008.

A scholarship 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, is available. The Robert N. Hancock Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, is 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.

Two additional scholarships are offered to undergraduate college or university students enrolled full-time in an accredited institution with a minimum grade of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in most recent semester/quarter and cumulative GPA. The Eugene Borson Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, was established in appreciation of the service of Eugene (Gene) Borson, a Fellow of IEST and a leader in the field of aerospace environmental and contamination control engineering. The Park Espenschade Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, was established to honor Park Espenschade’s enthusiasm, energy, devotion, and commitment to the education and training of young people in the environmental sciences. Applicants for these scholarships must also 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 a recommendation for each applicant.

For further information regarding scholarships, visit the IEST web site at or call (847) 981-0100.

About IEST
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.


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