Engineering alumni society announces fall grants

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Affiliate Program Group Grants (PSEAS APG) Program has announced the recipients for 2012 fall grants. These grants range in dollar amounts and intend to help support students, alumni, staff and organizations. They also are meant to encourage engineering alumni groups to initiate programs and activities among the college alumni, students, faculty and staff.

The Chemical Engineering Early Career Recognition Award, worth $500, will recognize one graduate of the chemical engineering program annually at the outset of their career with the goal of strengthening connections between the department and recent alumni.

The Engineering Science and Mechanics Early Career Recognition Award, worth $500, will recognize and encourage two alumni from the engineering, science and mechanics department who are excelling in their career within 10 years of graduation.

The Engineering Leadership Development Start-Up Grant, worth $1,000, is intended to establish a new Engineering Leadership Development APG. The grant will support the organization through promotional materials, planning meetings and kick-off dinner for alumni volunteers.

Another start-up grant, worth $1,000, will benefit the Engineering Ambassadors Alumni Conference as a kick-off event for the Engineering Ambassadors Alumni Society. The kick-off will benefit this new alumni group and provide a forum for its members to network with students.

The Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers will be using a $500 new program grant to design, print and distribute a color brochure to be used at regional receptions, the Architectural Engineering Career Fair and Senior Banquet.

A $500 new program grant for a training workshop for Student Society of Architectural Engineers Mentors will help benefit the mentor program that connects senior architectural engineering students with younger architectural engineering students.

The PSEAS APG Grants program was established to further the engineering alumni society's vision to create programs and events for alumni that will encourage awareness of and support for the completion of the college's goals and objectives.

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Last Updated September 18, 2012