The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced the recipients of its scholarships. Wenchao Zhou, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Arkansas (U of A), has been awarded the Randy Stevens Scholarship. Victoria Sears, who is pursuing a master’s degree in bioengineering at the University of Michigan (UM), has been awarded the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship. With these recognitions, Dr. Zhou and Ms. Sears will engage with additive manufacturing (AM) users at the AMUG Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from March 31 – April 4, 2019.
The scholarships recognize a passion for AM, both as a student and as an educator. Brett Charlton, chair of the AMUG Scholarship Committee, said, “Dr. Zhou and Ms. Sears perfectly reflect what our scholarships seek to reward.” He continued, “Our pool of candidates was large, and the quality of the applicants was quite high. These factors made it a challenge to select the right individuals, but I believe that both of our recipients are truly deserving of this honor.”