AKRON—Rubber Division ACS has extended application deadlines for its Technology Training Award and undergraduate scholarships to April 1.
The Rubber Technology Training Award provides a $1,250 stipend to rubber industry employees to allow them to attend the events of a spring or fall Rubber Division ACS meeting in the year they are selected. Events include seminars and workshops, technical presentations, banquets, networking opportunities and expositions.
A nomination letter from a Rubber Group is required for the award. More information is available at rubber.org.
Rubber Division also offers two $5,000 undergraduate scholarships to students entering their junior or senior year for the fall-spring academic year. In addition, the Connecticut Rubber Group offers a $5,000 Russell Mazzeo Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship.
Applications for these scholarships may have a major area study in chemistry, physics, chemical or mechanical engineering, polymer science or any other technical discipline relevant to the rubber industry. Each winner receives up to $5,000 to put toward educational expenses and is named a Rubber Division ACS Scholar.
The Russell Mazzeo Memorial award honors Mazzeo's dedication to education and Rubber Division ACS during his nearly 50 years in the rubber industry, according to a Rubber Division release.
Mazzeo was a research scientist at Uniroyal until retiring in 2002, and his research brought him two original patents. Within the Connecticut Rubber group, he helped create the Rubber Mixing Course and CRG Scholarship Fund while twice serving as chairman. He also served as financial committee chair and area director. In 2002, Rubber Division ACS awarded him the Distinguished Service Award for his service.
These Rubber Groups also offer scholarships: Blue Ridge (via Virginia Tech), Chicago, Detroit, Energy, Fort Wayne, Los Angeles, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Ohio and Southern. More details can be found online.
For more information, contact Heather Maimone, membership manager, at [email protected].