MTS Houston Member Scholarship - 2012
Congratulations to 2012 winners who are sharing $30,000 in scholarships
MTS TAMU Outstanding Ocean Engineering Student
The MTS TAMU Outstanding Ocean Engineering Student co-award recipients given in College Station at its Annual Meeting on March 30, 2012. Shown in the picture above from left to right is Dr. Scott Socolofsky (Head, Ocean Engineering Program), Gary D. Liles, Nathan W. Krohn, and Aimee Marsh. Gary Liles is the current President of the MTS Student Section at Texas A&M University. He will graduate in May 2012. He is active in the Human Powered Submarine, Aggie Ambasadors, and a member of the Omega Epsilon Honor Society. Nathan Krohn is the Vice President of the student section and will graduate in December 2012. He is also a member of Omega Epsilon and the Human Powered Submarine team. Aimee is Chairman of the MTS Houston Section who sponsor this award.
Gary and Nathan each received a trophy and $125.00 cash.
MTS Houston Scholarship Winners (Texas A&M)
MTS Houston Section awards over $70,000 in scholarships and student support each year, thanks to the generosity of our members and event sponsors.
MTS Scholarship Winners - 2012 - Texas A&M University
Adam Ersepke is a Mechanical Engineering student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and has focused on undergraduate research in robotics and wind energy. He has assisted in the development and growth of the new TAMUCC Marine Technology Society.
Upon graduating, he hopes to apply his education to working in the offshore oil industry.
Valerie Ferdin is a senior MechanicalEngineering student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is the president for the Marine Technology Society at TAMUCC, and is a member of the TAMUCC American Society for Mechanical Engineers chapter, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program, and assists with the Ronald E. McNair Program. Valerie’s long term goals include attending graduate school, working for NASA and becoming a Disney Imagineer.
Alex Fontes is Geographic Information Science student at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He is a 2011 graduate from Kingwood Park High School in Kingwood, Texas. After achieving his bachelor’s degree, Alex plans to continue on through graduate school for his master’s. Alex plans to join the GISSO club, the Scuba Club, and the Blue Crew (a Christian organization). Alex also plans to obtain an internship in a large respected company where he can use his knowledge in the work place.
Daniel Mendez is a junior MechanicalEngineering student at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a member of the Marine Technology Society and a founding student member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineer, where he serves as Junior Class Representative. Daniel hopes to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer with an emphasis in marine systems designing and fabrication.
Junelle Vasquez is a freshman Geographic Information Science major with an Environmental Science-Marine and Coastal Resources minor at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. She is a member of the Marine Technology Society. By participating in the program, she will have the opportunity to build and expand her knowledge and skills about marine technology. Junelle’s passion for marine life observation, enthusiasm to get involved and improve on socializing skills, and the desire to create a product that has the potential to one day change the world, or at least complete a mission, is what she strives to accomplish.
MTS Houston Section Member Scholarship
In 2011 MTS Houston awarded $25,000 in scholarships to:
Andrew Coyne (sponsored by Ione Hernandez) - $6,000
Please download and mail completed application form and all requested documents to:
The Selection Committee will review and score all applications submitted and each applicant’s references may be contacted by telephone. The scholarship recipients will be notified by June 30, 2012.
Texas A & M University Galveston - Current Scholarship winnners
ROV Committee announces the winners of its 2011 Annual Scholarships
Trevor Uptain, Adam Simko, Michael Filimon and Zachary Miller have been selected as recipients of the Marine Technology Society’s 2011 ROV Committee Scholarships. In addition Russell Ives, Houston Fortney, Kip Hacking and Sebastian Baca received MTS ROV Committee MATE Center Scholarships.
Trevor Uptain was awarded $10,000 and will be attending the University of Washington studying Mechanical Engineering. Adam Simko was awarded $7,500 and will attend UC Davis studying Mechanical Engineering. Michael Filimon received $5,000 and will attend the University of Rhode Island pursuing a Masters in Ocean Engineering. Zachary Harris received $2,500 and is attending Florida Institute of Technology studying Ocean Engineering.
As winners of the MTS ROV Committee MATE Center (Marine Advanced Technology Education) Scholarships Russell Ives was awarded $10,000 and will attend Auburn University studying Mechanical Engineering. Houston Fortney received $7,500 and will pursue an Electrical Engineering degree at Purdue. Kip Hackling received $5,000 and will attend Brigham Young University pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Sebastian Baca received $2,500 and is attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo pursuing a degree in Marine Science. All will be recognized during the Awards Presentations at Underwater Intervention ’12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (www.underwaterintervention.com).
Drew Michel, Chairman of the ROV Committee of MTS initiated the scholarship program in 1994. Since then it has awarded over $250,000 to deserving students who have an interest in Remotely Operated Vehicles. Scholarship applications for 2012/13 must be postmarked by April 15, 2012. Details on how to apply and additional information on the MTS ROV Committee can be found at http://www.rov.org/.
Click here to download an application for 2012 ROV Committee Scholarships. (MSWORD format).
Outstanding Ocean Engineering Student Award - $100 - Jeremy Young (also winner of Ingram Scholarship)
Young (shown left with Bob Randall, Texas A&M) has been the president
of the student chapter of MTS and SNAME for two years. He was also president
and treasurer of the Lamda Chi Alpha social fraternity. He has been a
member of the Human Powered Submarine Team for two years and participated
in the races in 2003 and 2004. Jeremy served as vice president and treasurer
of the Ocean Engineering Honor Society, Omega Epsilon. Jeremy has a scholarship
from the US Navy and will begin active duty upon graduation in May 2005.
ROV Committee - 2004 Scholarship Winners"
Other recent scholarship winners include:
TAMU Freshman Scholarship winners ($1,000 each):
Ingram Scholarship winner ($2500)
Glen Lochte Scholarship
CA Richards Scholarship
John C.Freeman Scholarship
MTS Scholarship winner ($1500)
Human Powered Submarine Project - $1500
TAMUG Scholarship winners ($2000 each):
TAMU Marine Archeaology Scholarship ($1000 each)
Alvin Community College: ($1000):
Science fair scholarship winners: