Churchill Scholar, HS HOF, & ACIF Scholar (Jan. 2017)

Chris B. Cooper, NC A 2017, has been awarded a 2017 Churchill Scholarship. Cooper is a senior majoring in chemical engineering at North Carolina State University. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in chemical engineering and biotechnology at the University of Cambridge (UK), beginning in the fall of 2017.

According to the announcement, Cooper is a 2016 Goldwater Scholar, a researcher creating soft electronic devices, and active in raising money for the Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. His future plans include pursuing a Ph.D., obtaining a university professorship, and creating energy-harvesting devices.


Norwalk High School (OH) has selected five alumni to be inducted into its Hall of Fame for 2017. Among the inductees is Robert M. Factor, Ph.D. (CO G ’66), a computer systems engineer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Denver, a master’s and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

Click here to read the article with details of his professional career, including as Director of Operations support systems at AT&T Bell laboratories and as a principal engineer for General Dynamics. The inductions ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 28.


On January 19, the Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIF) hosted its annual business meeting. Michael R. Dunn, AL B 2017, was chosen as the ACIF scholar recipient from 61 applicants. He is a civil engineering major at the University of Alabama.

In addition, Steven M. Jones, AL A 2017, was awarded the first Sam Reed Memorial Scholarship. Jones is a civil engineering major at Auburn University. Click here to read more about the ACIF event and this year’s scholarship recipients.


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