Engineering Students are Scholarship Winners

Submitted by Nina M. Riccio on November 7, 2012

Michael Chambers ’13

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that two students have recently been chosen to receive tuition scholarships.

Electrical engineering student Michael Chambers ’13, of Farmington, Conn., was awarded $2500 from United Illuminating, where he interned this past summer in project management. “Mike was a big help assisting with the management of some large distribution projects,” said Mark Kirschbaum, Chambers’ supervisor and mentor at UI. “He supported various managers with projects that included overhead distribution, underground distribution, as well as major state and customer projects. He was a recipient of the UI scholarship due to his academic success, as well as his interest in electric power engineering.”

The Society of Military Engineers (SAME) will award $1000 to Andrew Jackowitz ’13, a mechanical engineering student chosen by Fairfield to receive the scholarship. The SAME scholarship is awarded to one fulltimeengineering student at Fairfield each year, provided he or she is a U.S. citizen.

“Andrew happens to be our top senior with U.S. citizenship,” says Associate Dean Bill Taylor. “He has also

Andrew Jackowitz ’13

been an engineering intern and is active in the Engineering Students Society.” The award will be presented at a dinner at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in November.

More recently, Jackowitz was named the recipient of the John G. Phelan Scholarship for Engineering Excellence, an award of $2500.

Jackowitz, a native of Scranton, Penn., worked this past summer at Covidien in New Haven.

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