Boeing establishes scholarship program at College of Charleston

  • Thursday, September 12, 2013

Boeing recently awarded scholarships to several College of Charleston students. Scholarship support of $10,000 is available to students in the School of Sciences and Mathematics and $5,000 is available to students in the School of Business.

The Boeing scholarships recognize full-time undergraduate students who show excellent leadership and communication skills and strong interest in pursuing a career in aerospace industry.

Scholars will be encouraged to pursue internships in the aerospace industry, specifically with Boeing.

Special attention is given to students with backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in the aerospace industry.

The following students are 2013-2014 Boeing Scholars from the School of Sciences and Mathematics:

• Amy Steele is an astrophysics major who looks forward to a career in aerospace engineering where she can incorporate her devotion to astronomy, physics and engineering.

She is a member of the Honors College, Sigma Pi Sigma and Phi Eta Sigma.

• Chad Hobbs is a computer science major with an interest in embedded computer systems used in commercial airliners, unmanned aerial vehicles, defense crafts and satellite systems. He was recently awarded a summer internship with the Charleston Defense Contractors Association and serves as president of the College Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

This is Hobbs’ second Boeing Scholarship award.

• Thomas Nash is working towards a degree in Data Science with a concentration in geospatial informatics. He is an enlisted soldier in the South Carolina State Guard (SCSG) who understands that development and improvement of more advanced photographic techniques and field-deployable vehicles would greatly increase mission success. Nash hopes that his strong technical background, coupled with statistical understanding, will make him a valuable asset in the field of aerospace engineering.

He is a member of the Honors College and the National Honors Society.

• Tyler Perini is majoring in mathematics and computer science. He believes the aerospace industry offers endless opportunities for the interplay of mathematical and computational sciences to improve efficiency and growth.

• Nicholas Levitt is a data science major who believes his skills in data mining and computer programming to be valuable to the future of aerospace industry. Levitt has won College Distinguished Honors, and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars as well as the National Honors Society.

The following students are 2013-2014 Boeing Scholars from the School of Business:

• Jeremy Lopez is double majoring in International Business Major and Spanish. He plans to obtain a Masters in International Business Administration as well as gain work experience in global logistics, clean energy or fuel projects or in the transportation industry with a special interest in global travel.

• Former Marine Sergeant Jason Cohen is majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance. While enlisted he attended multiple follow-on schools that provided training in the field of aviation electronics and organized work priorities for more than 70 F/A -18 aircrafts.

He hopes to re-enter the aeronautics industry after graduation.

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