Three Rivers, Mich. - Armstrong International has awarded scholarships to five Western Michigan University chemical engineering students who are studying energy management. The energy management option of WMU's chemical engineering program provides opportunities for students who plan professional careers in the energy industry to gain hands-on experience working with industry professionals.
"Knowledge and efficient management of energy are so critical to our world today and Armstrong's support through these scholarships helps us advance our mission to educate and encourage students to pursue a career in energy," said Dr. Peter E. Parker, professor at WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
The scholarships are funded by the $400,000 Armstrong Endowment for Energy Management, established in 2001, and are awarded annually to WMU chemical engineering students who meet academic and other criteria.
Recipients of the 2010 award are Kristen Bellmer, Caleb Pease, Casey Kick, Katie Risnes and Thomas Merckley.
About Armstrong International
Armstrong International provides intelligent system solutions that improve utility performance, lower energy consumption, and reduce environmental emissions, while providing an enjoyable experience. Founded in 1900, Armstrong International is a family-owned company headquartered in the United States, with manufacturing, sales and seminar centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the subcontinent of India. More information can be found at www.armstronginternational.com.
About Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University is a dynamic, student-centered research university with an enrollment of 25,000. WMU is focused on delivering high-quality undergraduate instruction, advancing its growing graduate division and fostering significant research activities. More information can be found at www.wmich.edu.