During the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP) 19th Annual Conference & Workshop, the recipients of AMAP’s Dr. David R. Jones IV scholarships were announced. Two of the four awardees are Tau Bates.
Katie E. Haslett, NH A 2018, is a senior at the University of New Hampshire where she is majoring in civil engineering and pursuing a master’s degree. She is a member of the Asphalt Materials Research Group, TBP NH Alpha Chapter vice president, and 2-time captain of the Women’s D1 Ice Hockey team.
Gabrielle “Gaby” M. Wickizer, NJ E 2019, is a civil engineering junior at Rowan University. She serves as treasurer for the University’s Society of Highway Engineers chapter, is an undergrad research fellow at The Center for Research & Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems, and plans to obtain her P.E. after working in the asphalt industry.
Eric L. Burnett, MI Q ’94, is the automatic transmission chief engineer at FCA US LLC (Fiat Chrysler). He was recently awarded the 2018 Black Engineer of they Year (BEYA) Edward Welburn Legacy Award by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine.
According to the press release, the award recognizes “high merit, impact on people, and value to the community and society.” Burnett has been at FCA for 23-plus years, graduated from Oakland University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and earned his master’s degree while in the prestigious Chrysler Institute of Engineering program.