The Students/Education committee was able to complete this year’s awards to the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) student winners. The winners each received a certificate and a $100 prize. We were lucky enough to have one of the winners come to attend the annual, end-of-session awards banquet, and meet the members of the section in attendance. One of this year’s prize recipient’s, Jasmine Chen was able to join us at our May 16 th meeting to receive her certificate and prize.
The Cleveland Section of SPE continues to invest in the future of the plastics industry with our efforts to help encourage the youth of today to become the polymer industry leaders of tomorrow.
In other student news, the candidates for this session’s section scholarship are currently in review. The Board expects to have a decision by the end of May. Look for more on the winner at the beginning of the next session.
At the annual banquet this year, we also had the pleasure of hosting John Sovis, previous section president and esteemed colleague. John was able to attend, coming out of his retired status for the evening to share some stories of the section’s past times. John was awarded “Cleveland Chapter Honored Service” for his service to the Cleveland Section.
Ron Raleigh Education / Awards Chairman
Jasmine Chen recieives her NEOSEF award.
Jasmine Chen and Cleveland Board.
John Sovis Cleveland Chapter Honored Service Award recipient and Cleveland Board.
Teagan Smith, two-time Cleveland SPE scholarship winner has completed his Associates Degree in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing and will complete his Bachelor Degree in Plastics Engineering and Technology in May of 2022.