The Randy Stevens Scholarship provides the opportunity for highly motivated high school teacher, college or university professor in additive manufacturing (AM) to earn the opportunity to attend the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) Conference. Randy Stevens Scholars are honest, respectful, inquisitive and collaborative.
The Randy Stevens Scholarship honors the memory of Randy Stevens for his dedication and contribution to the additive manufacturing industry. He was a strong supporter and advocate of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group. The scholarship was founded in Randy’s name by his employer, In’Tech Industries, Inc., to honor his contributions to the additive manufacturing industry.
The 2024 Randy Stevens Scholarship is financially supported by In’Tech Industries, Inc.
The application period for 2024 scholarships is open through January 15, 2024.
The Randy Stevens Scholarship covers the cost of participating in the 2024 AMUG Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois, from March 10-14, 2024, this includes:
- Conference registration fee
- Access to keynote presentations, technical sessions and workshops
- Invitation to the Technical Competition and Innovator’s Showcase
- Networking breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
- Entrance to the AMUGexpo, Special event and dinner
- Countless networking opportunities
- Access to mobile app, online planner and conference proceedings
- Exclusive AMUG volunteering opportunities with the AMUG Board and teams
- Accommodation at the designated conference hotel for the entire time you are in Orlando
- Airline ticket (Economy Class) PLUS transportation from the airport to the conference hotel
The teacher/professor should teach or advise students in manufacturing, engineering, design, art, medical, or a related field, with an emphasis on, and passion for, additive manufacturing and integrating additive manufacturing into their professional field.
- The applicants must complete an essay that answers each of the questions below.
- What are you teaching and how are your students applying your lessons to additive manufacturing?
- How are you currently pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing (e.g.: mechanical or artistic design, materials, 3D printers, post-processing, software, research, etc.)?
- How could you circumvent the limitations you foresee from your research or applications?
- What resources do you need to overcome these challenges?
- What are you hoping to gain and how are you planning to share learnings at AMUG with your colleagues and students?
- Applicants must submit a supporting letter of recommendation from their faculty advisor, school administrator or another professor, instructor or teacher.
- BONUS: In addition to the requirements detailed above, applicants are allowed to submit either of the following to enhance their application if they so choose:
- A portfolio highlighting projects, experiments, community outreach, or research related to the field of additive manufacturing. The content of the portfolio should relate to the content of the essay.
- A video that demonstrates the applicant’s projects, experiments, community outreach, or research related to the field of additive manufacturing. The video should be no more than 6 minutes long. The content of the video should relate to the content of the essay.
- Winner must be able to attend and participate in the AMUG Conference March 10-14, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois, with arrival on Friday, March 8 and departing on Friday, March 15, 2024.
- Winner will provide a 5-minute presentation regarding the essay topic at the AMUG Conference. Estimate 2000 attendees.
- Winner is responsible for assisting the AMUG Board and actively participating as a volunteer prior to and throughout the conference.
- Upon winning the Randy Stevens Scholarship, the winner is required to partake in a Scholarship Applicant interview where AMUG will write a short article regarding their AMUG experience. This short article will also be shared with the AMUG delegates.
- Immediately following the conference, the winner will be required to write a short article for the AMUG Newsletter describing the value and positive impact gained from attending the AMUG Conference and AMUGexpo.
Open to any USA. or Canadian high school teacher or college/university professor. Must be 21 years or older as of March 10, 2024.
Applications must be received by January 15, 2024.
Winners will be notified on January 30, 2024.
For assistance, please contact AMUG’s Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Award is open to all teachers/professors residing in the USA or Canada.
- Winner must supply proof they are 21 years or older as of March 10, 2024.
- Winner must be able to attend and participate in the AMUG Conference March 10-14, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois, and complete the Award Requirements as outlined above.
- The scholarship is non-transferable and cannot be converted to cash.
- Final decision on granting the scholarship to the winner will be made by In’Tech Industries, Inc.
- The AMUG Board reserves the right to modify the requirements of the Randy Stevens Scholarship without notice.