A University of Wisconsin-Stout mechanical engineering student has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Lucas Morgan, of Cameron, received the scholarship from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
Morgan, a senior who is graduating in May 2019, said he was pleased with the scholarship. “I was extremely ecstatic,” Morgan said. “This was definitely nice to get my last year.”
Morgan, a UW-Stout football player and a member of the university’s Student Senate, said he likes the hands-on aspect of mechanical engineering, seeing an issue and then determining how to resolve it.
“These students represent the potential of the next generation workforce to transform the packaging and processing industries,” said Kate Fiorianti, PMMI education manager, in a news release. “The application criteria, including the 3.0 grade point average requirement and industry involvement criteria, means we truly are recognizing the best and brightest and giving them the resources to transfer academic success into professional excellence.”
Two other students, Jenna Fowler of Oklahoma State University, a food and beverage processing major, and Joshua Siegel, Rutgers University, an electrical engineering major, also each garnered $5,000 scholarships from PMMI.
The PMMI Foundation awards more than $200,000 each year to students at PMMI partner schools.
To learn more about UW-Stout’s mechanical engineering program go to www.uwstout.edu/programs/bs-mechanical-engineering. Mechanical engineers design new machines, research the latest technology and work in teams with other professionals to convert ideas into real products.