February 3, 2010
Ben Oliver (3rd year undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering and
Management) has been awarded the highest ASHRAE undergraduate scholarship.
The Society's Reuben Trane Scholarship for $10,000.
http://www.ashrae.org/students/page/738. Last year no Canadian University received an ASHRAE scholarship and only 16 are awarded each year globally.
ASHRAE The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers advances technology to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. http://www.ashrae.org/
A little background about Ben....
Benjamin is currently working with Dr. Jim Cotton and several other undergraduate and graduate students toward the creation of a McMaster ASHRAE Student Chapter and will be one of the founding members. Benjamin is very keen on developing a Chapter and pursuing design competitions. Benjamin's interest comes from two years of experience working with EPOH Inc as mechanical contractor assistant. Benjamin has a great deal of HVAC experience even though his is only in second year. During the past two summers and over Christmas and March Break Benjamin has worked on mechanical design and preliminary feasibility studies for two buildings including developing full contract documentation under supervision of his industrial mentor. He is familiar with AHSRAE, the standards and very keen to learn and be involved in the society.