MTS Houston Section awards over $16,000 in scholarships and student support each year, thanks to the generosity of our members and event sponsors.
The Section is also delighted to report that a Student Chapter has recently been established with the University of Houston.
Programs supported by the Section include:
Students really do appreciate the support and encouragement that MTS Houston Section provides. Each year, the Section endeavors to increase its scholarship fund, and each year our efforts are rewarded. Our scholarships and educational donations help many college-level students pursue their academic goals, they support the Floating Classroom project, and encourage high school students to excel in the Science Fair. The Section receives many thank you letters from these students - two recent examples are included here.
Scholarships and educational assistance awarded to TAMU and TAMUG students include:
The MTS Houston Section is taking applications for the 2015 MTS Houston Sponsored Scholarship. These scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled at any college or university.
Criteria for the 2015 awards are as follows:
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 15, 2015
Wayne B. Ingram
Dr. Wayne B. Ingram was born in Lott, Texas on January
17, 1935. Dr. Ingram obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas, Austin, in 1961,
1962, and 1965 respectively. Since graduation Dr. Ingram has been a practicing
engineer in offshore oil-field activities worldwide with most of his activities
in the foundations and soil mechanics areas. He is a registered professional
engineer in the States of Texas and Louisiana.
Richards is founder and CEO of C.A. Richards & Associates, a Houston-based
Manufacturer’s Representative specializing in instruments for harsh
and offshore environments. Charlie founded the company in 1971 and since
then has grown its reputation within the Offshore Industry.
Glen Lochte, P.E.
Currently the Subsea Manager for the White Rose Project in St. John's, Newfoundland. Mr. Lochte has a background in Subsea Technology beginning in 1970 with engineering and management positions at FMC, HydroTech, Mohr Research and Engineering, British Borneo, Agip, and Husky Energy. He has worked internationally with several project assignments in Norway and Canada.
He has 13 Patents in oilfield and offshore technology and has a number of published articles.
He is a fellow in ASME and has a long term membership in MTS having been very active in the Houston Section until recent relocation.
Dr. John Freeman (1920-2004)
Dr. John C. Freeman, native Houstonian and lifelong meteorologist and oceanographer, worked in the field of meteorology and weather research since 1941. Dr. Freeman’s love of weather and science education touched the lives of many Houstonians, and others across the country.
Born in The Heights, he graduated from Sam Houston High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Physics from the Rice Institute in 1941. He then attended the California Institute of Technology where he earned a Masters in Meteorology in 1942. He received a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Chicago in 1952.
Since 1941, Dr. Freeman has been a meteorologist and has conducted research for several major companies and organizations. Some of his most notable work includes being a forecaster and researcher for the U.S. Army Air Force, U.S. Weather Bureau, Texas A&M University, Gulf Consultants, and the National Engineering Science Company. He has also conducted research at the University of Chicago, the Institute for Advanced Study, and is Professor Emeritus at the University of St. Thomas. He was the founding Director of the Institute for Storm Research Houston, Texas and continued as director from 1966 to 1987. He was an Assistant Scout Master in the Cypress, Texas area for many years as well as a charter member of the Jersey Village Volunteer Fire Department.
Dr. John C. Freeman was a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Freeman was also a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Marine Technology Society, and the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists.
Dr. Freeman’s research work has been at Weather Research Center since 1987. Still working energetically at 84, most of his recent research concerns the orbit of the Sun about the center of gravity of the solar system, and the affect of that orbit on sunspots and the Earth’s long range weather patterns.
Of his past research most notable would be his continuing development of numerical models for use in weather forecasting. Today’s computer models for weather prediction would not be possible without the work of the team he was a member of in 1950 at the Institute for Advanced Study. The team used the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md. to make the first successful computer forecasts in 1950. Work continues today to define and predict the weather using mathematical equations. In 1950, a twelve-hour forecast was the goal. Models today predict weather for the next 14 days. Dr. Freeman was the last surviving member of that team and was honored for his contributions on the 50th anniversary of Operational Numerical Weather Prediction and the creation of the Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit held at the University of Maryland in June of 2004. The Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit was created in 1954. He also was instrumental in the development of The Texas Radar Tornado Warning Network in 1954.
In 1953, Dr. Freeman became an Associate Professor and Research Meteorologist at Texas A&M University at College Station, TX. He helped found the department that today is the Meteorology Department at Texas A&M University. In 1959 Dr. Freeman founded the Meteorology Department at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tx. From 1959 until 1990, as a Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, hundreds of students enjoyed his basic meteorology course given for non-meteorology students. Hundreds of other meteorology students benefited from his easy to understand explanation of weather and math.
Dr. Freeman was associated with several well-respected organizations
in the science community. From 1975 to 1976 he served as Chairman of the
American Meteorological Society (AMS) Applied Meteorology Committee. Dr.
Freeman was President of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologist
from 1977 to 1978. He was the Chairman of the Marine Technology Society
in 1970 and a scholarship has been established in his
Dr. Freeman received the following awards:
Dr. Freeman was instrumental in re-energize the Houston Chapter of the Marine Technology Society. Dr. Freeman serve as chairman.