Chatsworth, CA - The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is accepting applications for two scholarships for additive manufacturing and 3D printing education and professional development at its annual conference. The scholarships have been established in the memory of Guy Bourdeau and Randy Stevens, two longtime supporters of the users group that were passionate about knowledge sharing in the additive manufacturing industry.
"The AMUG Conference is a unique experience where information is freely exchanged to promote education, training, and knowledge that helps individuals get the most from additive manufacturing," says AMUG president Mark Barfoot. "Through these scholarships, we can offer that experience to a student and an educator that might otherwise be unable to attend."
Barfoot continued, "These scholarships embody Guy's and Randy's spirit and passion for additive manufacturing, and they continue the legacy of two giving gentlemen." He also noted that the scholarships will be awarded to those that demonstrate the same qualities.
The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship, founded by Guy's wife, Renee Bourdeau, is awarded annually to one college student, enrolled in any major, who can demonstrate and emphasis on additive manufacturing and its integration in his/her professional field. This scholarship allows the student to attend the AMUG Conference to absorb the vast amount of shared knowledge and develop industry contacts.
Kaiyi Jiang, the 2014 recipient of the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship, said, "AMUG 2014 was an unforgettable experience in my life. I felt that I was plugged into a powerful source and enriched by new knowledge every day. I've never felt more welcomed and invited to join in activities and conversations."
The Randy Stevens Scholarship, founded by Randy's employer, In'Tech Industries, is awarded annually to one professor/teacher that emphasizes or focuses on additive manufacturing. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual that inspires others to pursue additive manufacturing in their continuing education and professional endeavors.
Both scholarships cover travel, lodging, meals, and conference registration fees. Applications are being accepted until February 27, 2015. For eligibility requirements and applications, please visit www.additivemanufacturingusersgroup.com.