Aug. 29, 2006: ASHRAE Awards Scholarship in Memory of Frank Coda
The undergraduate engineering scholarship was awarded to Jeremy Dreiling, an architectural engineering student at Kansas State University. It provides $5,000 for one year.
"Frank saw the need for ASHRAE's involvement with education and always advocated assistance for students and supported cooperation between ASHRAE and universities," said Jeffrey Spitler, Ph.D., P.E., chair of ASHRAE's Scholarship Trustees. "This scholarship is a very appropriate way to recognize his contributions and honor his memory. The endowed scholarship will provide significant help to a deserving student each year."
Coda became ASHRAE executive director in 1981, was named chief staff officer in 1984, and became executive vice president emeritus in January 2004. He continued to work for ASHRAE in a consulting capacity until his death in June 2004.
ASHRAE's scholarship program was launched in 1989 under Coda's leadership. Since that time, ASHRAE has awarded 136 scholarships. The ASHRAE scholarship program encourages and assists HVACR education through scholarships and fellowships.
Other scholarships awarded by ASHRAE this year, totaling some $60,000, are:
For more information on ASHRAE's scholarship program, visit the "Student Zone" section of www.ashrae.org.
Publication date: 08/28/2006