1/28/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

AMUG Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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The scholarships are open to students and educators with an interest in additive manufacturing.

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The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is currently accepting applications for two scholarships for additive manufacturing and 3D printing education and professional development at its annual conference. The scholarships have been established in the memory of Guy Bourdeau and Randy Stevens, two longtime supports of the users group, and offer the conference experience to a student and an educator that might otherwise be unable to attend.

Mark Barfoot, AMUG president said, “These scholarships embody Guy’s and Randy’s spirit and passion for additive manufacturing, and they continue the legacy of two giving gentlemen.” Barfoot noted that the scholarships will be awarded to those that demonstrate the same qualities.

The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship, founded by Guy's wife, Renee Bourdeau, is awarded annually to one college student, enrolled in any major, who can demonstrate an emphasis on additive manufacturing and its integration in his/her professional field. 

Yaser Shanjani, the 2015 recipient of the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship, said, “The AMUG conference was an event that left memories I will hold on to in my professional life. Coming from an academic background, I viewed the AMUG Conference as a potential bridge to take me towards collaboration and involvement with AM technology in industry, and I would say that this happened.”

The Randy Stevens Scholarship, founded by Randy's employer, In'Tech Industries, is awarded annually to one professor or teacher that emphasizes or focuses on additive manufacturing. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual that inspires others to pursue additive manufacturing in their continuing education and professional endeavors. 

Lydia Nelson, the 2015 Randy Stevens Scholarship recipient, said, “The Randy Stevens Scholarship provided me an opportunity for exploration during an exhausting week of presentations, keynote addresses, hands-on workshops, vendor exhibits, and social networking opportunities. The organizers are to be commended. During the business meeting, I was impressed with the openness of conversations. I also appreciate the inclusiveness of women in AMUG.”

Both scholarships cover travel, lodging, meals and conference registration fees. Applications are being accepted until February 15, 2016. Click here for eligibility requirements and applications.

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