New Face to New Face: Applications Sought for College Student Recognition Program
“The more time you put into becoming involved you will receive back at least two fold.”
Wise words from ASHRAE’s 2013 New Face of Engineering: College Edition, Paul Brockmann. Brockmann earned the distinction of being only the second college New Face of Engineering through his dedication and involvement within his student branch and raising awareness of HVAC engineering by organizing tours of his campus’ utility plant.
ASHRAE, along with the National Engineers Week (NEW) Foundation, is now searching for the next New Face of Engineering: College Edition for 2014. The program is ASHRAE’s legacy project as the chairing society of Engineers Week 2011. The program is about to enter its third year.
ASHRAE’s college New Face of Engineering will receive a $1000 scholarship and be featured in an ad in the ASHRAE Journal. Their profile will also be posted on the New Faces of Engineering: College Edition's Facebook page and they will have the advantage of including the award on resumes and job applications.
Here are Brockmann’s top reasons for applying to be ASHRAE’s New Face of Engineering: College Edition:
- Scholarship money: “I used the scholarship money to start to pay down on my student loans. In the short time since I’ve graduated I’ve already paid off almost 30 percent of my acquired student loans.”
- Advantage in the Job Market: “I feel that becoming ASHRAE’s New Face of Engineering has helped a little in my applications for jobs. Whenever I mentioned it to potential employers they always asked where they could view it.”
- Return on Investment: “You get back from ASHRAE what you put in, if not more. ASHRAE has so many possibilities to pursue, it is not just about HVAC anymore.”
ASHRAE's student New Face of Engineering would demonstrate academic excellence, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, hold leadership positions within university student organizations, have outstanding communication skills, have a record of some non-engineering related community service and have a proven track record of involvement in the engineering industry.
Students who wish to apply must be a junior or senior (defined as third, fourth or fifth year) ASHRAE member enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Engineering program from an ABET Accredited school.
Applications are being accepted Oct. 1-Nov. 15 through the New Faces of Engineering: College Edition Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CollegeEdition. Students will be asked to answer four shot questions about their experience as an engineering student and must submit professional-grade photo (defined as 300 dpi or one 1 MB).
More information on the program, as well as additional resources for college students, can be found at www.ashrae.org/nfcollege.