Branching out

The Birmingham chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has established a scholarship to support students in the newly established Auburn branch.

Representatives from the Birmingham chapter recently toured facilities in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and awarded the first two scholarships to Ford Gibbes and Morgan Price, both juniors in mechanical engineering. Each scholarship is for $1,000.

Auburn’s ASHRAE branch was established early in 2017 and is open to all engineering students whose scholarly interests include heat transfer, thermodynamics, thermal systems, energy and the environment.

The branch’s president is Andrea Bigi, doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering. Lorenzo Cremaschi, associate professor of mechanical engineering, advises Auburn’s ASHRAE branch.

ASHRAE is a global professional organization whose members serve as engineers in the fields of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.

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