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Engineering Vols Kendall Miller and Noah Burchell have earned two of the four given scholarships for the 2020–2021 academic year from the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

Reliable Engineering Vols Maintain Scholarship Wins

Engineering Vols Kendall Miller and Noah Burchell have earned two of the four given scholarships for the 2020–2021 academic year from the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

“Similar to this year, in many of the years past TCE students active with the Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) have won at least one of the four possible SMRP Awards,” said RMC Director Klaus Blache. “Along with the students, it’s also a good recognition of the nationally recognized strength of the RME and RMC partnership.”

Miller is a junior in industrial engineering (ISE) with a minor in reliability and maintainability engineering (RME) and has interned with Nissan and Bell Flight outside of her classroom studies.

She received the $2,000 SMRP Scholarship, which is awarded to a single student who demonstrates a strong desire to learn about and pursue a career in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession.

Burchell is a senior in ISE who minors in both RME and leadership studies. He has had several experiences in manufacturing, including reliability engineering internships in the pulp and paper industry.

He received the $2,000 SMRPCO Dorothy and Jack Nicholas Scholarship. Named for one of the founding members of the SMRPCO certification programs and his wife, this scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior in a four-year program focused on reliability and maintenance, as well as to students in the second year of a two- year maintenance program.

The RMC is an industry-supported center within the Tickle College of Engineering, drawing support from a diverse range of companies, organizations, and industries. The center connects industry and academia to provide education, research and development, and an information exchange in the application of reliability and maintenance engineering tools and concepts.

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