The charter of the education committee is to actively pursue the educational aspects of the engineering profession, with emphasis on mentoring, student scholarships and continued professional development of its membership. On this webpage, we focus on student scholarships and science fair awards, all of which are designed to encourage the next generation to pursue rewarding careers in engineering, science, and architecture.
It is the intent of the Kittyhawk Post to grant scholarships annually to encourage students in the Post’s region (Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky) to pursue careers in fields related to the Society’s mission (engineering, architecture, construction, facilities management and environmental management/science). The program is designed to cover all levels of post-high-school education to include associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. The number and value of scholarships awarded may vary from year to year, but the goal is to award at least one scholarship in each of the categories outlined below.
2012 Scholarship Winners
The Kittyhawk Post awarded a record $15,500 in scholarships this year at the June membership meeting. The awards were presented to fourteen outstanding high school seniors and college students from the local area who are studying engineering, science, or architecture.
Four of our sustaining member firms, LJB, Woolpert, Butt Construction, and Four Seasons Environmental funded corporate scholarships that were awarded in their names. The Turek and Goltz families also funded scholarships. The scholarship fund also benefited from the 2011 Golf Tournament and contributions from URS, Gannett Fleming, AEC, and Detlef and Ann Frank, which allowed us to award four General Barnes scholarships, two Timothy Curtis scholarships, and the Sinclair scholarships. The competition was extremely keen, with over 50 outstanding students applying for the merit-based scholarships. The remarkable accomplishments of this year’s scholars may be read at: Winner accomplishments 2012.ppt
The Post extends sincere thanks to our sustaining member firms and fundraiser participants for their generous support—and congratulations to these young scholars.
The Major General Frank Barnes Scholarship: Deepak Chona, Kylie M. Bushroe, Zachary Pollock, Matthew Witzeman
The Woolpert Scholarship: Luke Miller
The LJB Scholarship: Luke Sobota
The Four Seasons Environmental Scholarship: Tyler Pollock
The Turek Family Scholarship: Courtney Cochran
The Butt Construction Scholarship: Jeneé Christensen
The Eric Goltz Scholarship: Marisa Lee
The Sinclair Community College Scholarship: Harley Masinde and Ian Wolford
The Timothy A. Curtis Scholarship: Jonathan Flynn and Susan Poland
Each year the Kittyhawk Post presents two awards at the West District Science Day. One award is given for the best environmental science project. This environmental award is dedicated in memory of Eric Su Yong, son of Lt Col (Retired) and Mrs. Mark Goltz. The second award is presented for the best engineering project.
West District Science Day was held at Central State University on 16 March 2013. Nadja Turek, Tom Kolber, Ken Stegall, Mark Goltz, Victoria Felker, and Doug Wise made up the team of judges from the Post who selected the winners.
Sam Thompson, a 12th grade student who attends Springfield High School, receives the Eric Su Yong Goltz Award, along with a $150 check, from Post President Col Jeffrey Todd at the Post’s April meeting. The award is given for the best environmental science fair project at West District Science Day. Sam’s project was titled “Estimating Carbon Sequestering and Storage in an Urban Wetlands in Springfield OH.”
Vidur Prasad, who is in the 9th grade at the Dayton STEM School, receives the award for best engineering project at West District Science Day for his study titled “How Does Tuned Liquid Damper Help Skyscrapers Deal with High Winds.” The award, accompanied by a $150 check, was presented at the Kittyhawk Post’s April meeting by Post President Col Jeffrey Todd.
The Post annually presents an award to the graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate Engineering Management (GEM) Program who best exemplifies academic achievement, leadership, and character. The 2012 award winner was Capt Jeremy Kinne. Congratulations!
- May 29, 2013 5:00 pmDayton Dragons Baseball Game- SAME Social Event
- June 6, 2013SAME Board Meeting
- June 13, 2013 11:15 am2013 Joint SAME/AIA June Luncheon
- October 16, 20132013 Ohio Valley and Great Lakes Joint Engineer Training Symposium (JETS)