Deadlines March 31 For ESD Student, Young Engineer Awards

SOUTHFIELD — The deadline is March 31 at 5 p.m. Eastern time to apply for several prestigious honors conferred upon young engineers and engineering students by the Engineering Society of Detroit.

The Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award, the Outstanding Student Engineer of the Year Award, and the Outstanding High School Student of the Year Award are all presented at ESD’s Annual Dinner in June.

Details on the awards are as follows:

* The Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award is presented each year for outstanding contributions by an engineer under age 35 to the benefit of the engineering community. Education, work experience, professional activities such as patents and professional publications, ESD activities, community activities and references are among the criteria for the award. More at http://ww2.esd.org/AWARDS/YoungEngineer.htm.

* Outstanding Student Engineer of the Year Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who best distinguish themselves in the engineering and scientific communities. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship and a year’s free student membership to ESD. Educational acievemetns, academic honors, engineering and scientific project work, work experience, and campus and community activities are among the criteria for the award. More at http://ww2.esd.org/AWARDS/StudentEngineer.htm.

* Outstanding High School Student of the Year Scholarship recognizes a graduating high school senior. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan on pursuing a career in the field of engineering or the life sciences. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a year’s free student membership in ESD. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor is requierd. Educational activities, academic honors and community activities are among the criteria for the award. More at http://ww2.esd.org/AWARDS/HighSchool.htm.

For more information, contact Sue Ruffner, ESD Director of Marketing and Human Resources, at sruffner@esd.org or (248) 353-0735, ext. 117.

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