As seminal marketer Seth Godin says, people like us do things like this.
We recently awarded 7 graduating high school seniors with scholarships as they start their higher education journey in STEM programs!
Each awardee and their families were presented with the awards by CEJC leadership at the ECPI campus in North Charleston.
This group of young people is simply outstanding. It is truly incredible to see the achievements that each awardee has already accomplished.
It certainly is enough to feel optimistic about the future of STEM!
Special thanks to Ron Neil for the use of ECPI University's facilities, Jen Meador for delivering the address to the students, and the representatives from the CEJC's member orgs for coming out!
Enjoy the slideshow below.
Ron Neil, CEJC Education Activities Chair and ECPI University Director of Education sits down to talk about his career and insights.
It's always a pleasure to chat with Ron, and we at the CEJC are incredibly grateful for his involvement and his many contributions to the Lowcountry STEM and higher education communities.
Links discussed in the interview:
Check out our conversation with the CEJC 2023 Engineer of the Year, Melvin Williams, F.SAME, FACEC!
Melvin is truly a worthy recipient of this award. His resume and accomplishments are very impressive.
Melvin is a Vice President of Business Development at Terracon and represents our member orgs National Society of Black Engineers | NSBE Professionals, Society of American Military Engineers, and American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina.
We sat down with Jen Meador, chair of the CEJC, recently to talk about her background and interests.
Jen works at Ingevity as a Research Engineer and she is the Treasurer for the Society of Women Engineers, Lowcountry chapter.
See Jen's LinkedIn page here.
Our 2023 CEJC Engineers Banquet previously held on February 21st was a huge success! We could not have accomplished so much without your support and attendance! Every year, we look forward to networking, raising money for sponsorships and scholarships, and celebrating our Engineering of the Year!
On behalf of the entire CEJC leadership team, we would like to say thank you to everyone who attended, donated and participated in the silent auction.
We raised over $7800!!! This money will benefit so many stem organizations for our youth in the Lowcountry and to provide scholarships to several students in the tri-county area.
Congratulations again to Melvin Williams, F.SAME, FACEC on his Engineer of the Year award and to Amrita Tiwari, who was awarded the PMI scholarship.
We also appreciate our keynote speaker, Kevin Graham, for sharing some exciting news from Volvo. Great job, Kevin!
We would also like to share our extreme gratitude to our sponsors. To each of you, thank YOU! Your continued support made this event successful.
The event would not have been possible without the amazing host sponsor, The Citadel, Faculty and Cadets! Especially John (PEEPS) Peeples and Arissa McNeal! Y'all are awesome.
Special thanks go to the Ashley Ridge High School Junior ROTC for presenting the colors during the banquet. Job well done!
And last but not least, thank you to our MC, Karl Krull!
Hope to see y'all next year!
If you've spent any time with the CEJC, you've heard the name Bill Dull. He is the namesake behind the CEJC Bill Dull Memorial Scholarship that we award to eligible STEM program-bound high-school seniors.
It is difficult to state how much impact this man and his estate has made in the lives of the recipients, past and future, of this scholarship.
Please take a few minutes and keep reading to learn more about this remarkable man and his legacy.
William (Bill) Martin Dull was born June 24, 1924, in Buchanan, Michigan.
Upon graduation from the University of Michigan he served in the United States Navy in World War II and the Korean War.
At the end of his Navy service, he embarked on a career working in various engineering capacities for Detroit Edison, the largest electric utility in the state of Michigan. He retired after 45 years as a registered Professional Engineer.
In 1990 he and his wife Maggie moved to Charleston. He was an active life member of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for 65 years and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) for 55 years.
He was active in many other professional and civic organizations including the Navy League, Honorary Member of the Naval Academy Alumni, Life Member of the American Legion, Stella Maris Men's Club, Engineering Society of Detroit, Edison Boat Club, Detroit Yacht Club, Coastal Carolina Antique Automobile Club, United States Power Squadron, Junior Achievement, ASHRAE, and World Medical Relief.
Bill was an avid supporter of the Charleston Engineers Joint Council and worked tirelessly to promote the engineering profession. But above all else, to those that knew him, he was an exceptionally kindhearted and loving man.
Bill passed away in 2011 at the age of 87.
In Bill's memory, Maggie makes a recurring donation to the CEJC to be distributed as a scholarship. This scholarship is given to an eligible high school senior entering a STEM college program.
We are so grateful to Maggie and the Bill Dull estate for this generous investment in the future of STEM students of the Lowcountry!
His memory will live on through the recipients of each scholarship. We are proud to be associated with this man's legacy.
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This is where we will be posting articles and content about us, our members, sponsors, scholarship awardees, and relevant STEM topics.