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JRC Student Support

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Rail Transportation Division (RTD) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society continue to be strong supporters of collegiate researchers, both professors and students, who play a vital role in the advancement of the rail industry. To this end, we will continue to offer Graduate and Undergraduate Student Support to students enrolled in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering programs in North America. The support provides students the opportunity to network with rail professionals, present rail research publications, and exchange ideas on rail technological innovations and solutions at the Joint Rail Conference (JRC). Most importantly, the support increases awareness of the rail engineering discipline from both an academic and professional perspective.

V. Terrey Hawthorne Memorial Student Support Fund

Purpose: Provide funding toward conference registration for the 2021 JRC Virtual Conference on April 20 – 21, 2021. The awardees will be receiving a full reimbursement of their student registration fee for the entire conference. Strong preference will be given to the students who have submitted a paper for publication and/or presentation at the conference. Additional preference will be given to the presenting students.

Award Amount: Reimbursement of Student Registration Fee

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021

Graduate Student Support Application Form

Requirements:

  • The student must be enrolled full-time in a Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and computer Engineering program and attending a U.S. college or university.
  • Student recipients must commit to attending the online sessions of the conference. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in forfeiture of the student support.
  • The student must complete and return the ASMERTD Graduate Student Support application to ASME.RTD.Scholar@gmail.com by the deadline specified above (March 12th)
  • Upon review of the applications by the RTD Student Support Committee, the applicants will be notified by email by April 1, 2021. The decision of the Committee is final and is not subject to appeal.

Upon their selection, the students will be automatically registered for the conference and receive a notification from ASME.

Please note that additional student support details and requirements may apply.

Swamidas K. Charan (John) Punwani Memorial Undergraduate Student Support Fund

Purpose: To provide funding toward conference registration expenses for student support awardees selected to attend the 2021 ASME Joint Rail Conference.

Award Amount: Reimbursement of Student Registration Fee

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021

Undergraduate Student Support Application Form

Requirements:

  • The student must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering program and attending a U.S. college, technical college or university.
  • The student must be of Junior or Senior status.
  • The student must submit an essay (minimum 250 words, maximum 400 words) that addresses the "challenge" question listed below:

Please cite your references and limit your usage of graphics to a maximum of two (2). The graphics do not count toward the word limit.

  • tudent recipients must commit to attending the online sessions of the conference. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in forfeiture of the student support.
  • The student must complete and return the ASME RTD Undergraduate Student Support application and essay (if applicable) to ASME.RTD.Scholar@gmail.com by the deadline specified.
  • Upon review of the applications by the RTD Student Support Committee, the applicants will be notified by email by April 1, 2021. The successful applicants will receive an email notification from the ASME RTD Student Support Committee indicating their selection. The decision of the Committee is final and is not subject to appeal.

Upon their selection, the students will be automatically registered for the conference and receive a notification from ASME.

Please note that additional student support details and requirements may apply.

Questions regarding the ASME RTD Graduate and/or Undergraduate Student Support programs should be directed to Prof. Mehdi Ahmadian, ASME RTD Student Support Committee Chair, at ASME.RTD.Scholar@gmail.com.

For inquiries regarding student support disbursements, please contact ASME Staff Support, Mary D. Jakubowski at jakubowskim@asme.org.