The Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship

Logan Tate, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Logan Tate is a senior studying Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. He is serving a consecutive term as the SPE Student Chapter President. In his role as a research assistant at Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC), he works with clients on a variety of projects, including process optimization/validation and product/material development, in addition to assisting with workforce development and training workshops.

This summer, Mr. Tate worked as a Plastics Engineering Intern in both the extrusion and injection molding departments at the headquarters of B. Braun Medical in Allentown, PA. He earned a B.S. in Physics from Lock Haven University in 2015, and expects to graduate with a B.S. in Plastics and Polymers Engineering Technologies in May 2018.

The Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship

Stephanie Ternullo, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Stephanie Ternullo recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering, with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. This fall she will begin working on a Masters degree in Plastics Engineering. Ms. Ternullo has interned at P&G Gillette for two summers, and will continue her full-time career in their employ this fall. She has also worked in the Plastics Engineering Department at UMass Lowell as an undergraduate research assistant.

The Bill Benjamin Memorial Scholarship

Michael Green, Western Michigan University

Michael Green is from Jackson, MI. His first experience with thermoforming was at DT Manufacturing, where he worked as an inline operator. He is about to begin his senior year at Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, MI, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, with a Minor in Plastics. Mr. Green is president of the SPE Western Michigan University Student Chapter.

Michael Green plans to finish his degree and to start working in the plastics industry. His goals include becoming an expert on acetal processing and teaching future generations of plastics engineers.