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President's Message - October 2020

20-Oct-2020 2:22 PM | Lynne Irwin (Administrator)

It is that time of year again!  If you are a student in the Rochester area, there are a number of $1,500 scholarships that are available.  The RES also offers awards for professionals including the Engineer of the Year, Engineers of Distinction, and the Young Engineer of the Year.   Applications are now being accepted for scholarships and professional awards!  This is a great time to recognize a colleague for an award or recommend a student for a scholarship!   If you have ever received an award or scholarship, you recognize how important this can be for professionals and young individuals.  All recipients will be recognized at the RES Gala in April!  A short summary of scholarships is provided below!  Check out page 7 for more information on the application process!

Wow!  This month there are numerous technical articles in the Rochester Engineer that are extraordinarily interesting.  The cover story features a virtual system created by CPL and its Creative Labs Team that was designed provide training for staff members that will be employed in new locations within the Rochester Regional Health System.  The software allows healthcare staff members to navigate around via CPL’s virtual model of the facility to provide simulated training before a staff member enters the real facility. Also featured in this issue is paper from a PhD candidate from RIT (Manoj Meda) who describes a novel technique in metal additive manufacturing that has numerous applications in creating flexible electronics circuity. 

Next month, we will feature Rochester-based Simulated Inanimate Models (SIM).  They were recently awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award and $400,000 in Round 3 of the innovative Luminate NY Competition at NextCorps.  Their emerging technology provides an immersive "flight simulator for surgery" that enables surgeons to practice complete procedures on lifelike anatomical models in an augmented reality environment.

Finally, we are always looking for interesting articles for the Rochester Engineer.  Do you have something to say?  If so, please contact us to discuss how you can contribute!

All my best, Greg Gdowski

RES President


The Joseph W. Campbell and the Susan L. Costa Memorial Scholarships.  Each of these scholarships recognizes the student who has both maintained academic excellence and been actively involved in extra-curricular and/or community activities.

The David Fergusson Scholarship was established to recognize his key efforts in the early development of the automobile.  

The Keith Amish Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize an academically proficient student who is involved in an energy-efficient or developing technology and is a campus leader.

The Adam W. Lawas Scholarship was established by CHA Companies. This scholarship recognizes a mechanical engineering student who has maintained academic excellence and demonstrated experience and interest in the practical application of mechanical engineering principles.

The Rochester Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers recognizes student IEEE members for their scholastic achievement. One scholarship is awarded.

The Rochester Section of the Society of Women Engineers awards a scholarship to a SWE Collegiate member.


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