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Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation Announces Recipients of 2020 Educational Scholarship Program

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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CLEVELAND, OH—December 8, 2020—The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation (PMAEF) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2020 educational scholarship program, formed in conjunction with the Tennessee, Wisconsin, West Michigan and Southeast districts of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA).  

Four students have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to support their aspirations of pursuing a career in the metalforming industry. The recipients were selected based upon their experiences in academics and manufacturing.  

“PMAEF is excited to have partnered with PMA districts to offer this new scholarship program, aimed at strengthening local and regional talent pipelines,” said PMAEF Executive Director Nichol Lopriore. “We congratulate the talented students who received these scholarships and look forward to their continued success in our industry.”

 The 2020 PMAEF district scholarship winners are:

Tennessee District
  • Ankit Gupta gained a diverse set of skills and knowledge during his industrial training in the tractor division at Hindustan Machine Tools Limited, Pinjore. He is pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in advanced manufacturing processes at Tennessee Technological University. 
  • Seymur Hasanov completed internships with Boytash Company, Sumgail Technological Parks and PMD Projects. His studies have included mold design technology, sheet metal making technology, and mechanical characterization of materials produced by additive manufacturing processes. He is pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University. 
West Michigan District
  • Noah Heimmermann is a member of Ferris State University’s Honors College, graduated magna cum laude and is a welder on the Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) team. One of his main interests is gas tungsten arc welding, and he worked as a pre-apprentice pipefitter. He plans to obtain his Certified Welding Instructor certificate and is considering a master’s degree in Weld Engineering. 
Wisconsin District
  • Stephen Ableman has worked for Orchid Monroe for more than 15 years and worked his way through the ranks to his current position in the tool room, where he has spent the last 3.5 years. He is working to complete the Rock River Valley Tooling & Machining Association’s apprenticeship-related education program through Rock Valley College.  
Those interested in participating or learning more about the scholarship program are encouraged to visit the PMAEF website here. The deadline to apply for the next round of scholarships is March 30, 2021.

Established in 1996, the PMA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to the promotion and development of a skilled workforce for the metalforming industry. PMAEF operates as a supporting organization to the Precision Metalforming Association, the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metalforming industry of North America.