ATLANTA — BACnet Interest Group – North America (BIG-NA) has established a scholarship of $1,000 per year for two-year and four-year students who are pursuing studies related to building automation and intelligent buildings. Five scholarships will be awarded each year. Applications for the 2002-2003 scholarships are currently being accepted. The deadline for application and supporting materials is March 1.

According to BIG-NA, students matriculated in two-year associate degree and four-year degree programs in engineering, engineering technology, or building sciences with an interest in pursuing a career or further study in building automation and intelligent buildings are eligible to apply.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be a student member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

When submitting an application, students should have three references, two personal or business and one from a professor. A 500- to 1,000-word essay must also be completed. The topic for the essay is, “My vision for the building automation industry and my role in this future.”

An application and supporting materials need to be sent to either Joseph Ting, P.E., P.Eng., Adjunct Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, P.O. Box 324, Delmar, NY, 12054 or Philip H. Henning, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Construction and Design, One College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. Ting can be contacted at 518-281-9250 or at Henning can be contacted at 570-326-3761, ext. 7475 or at

Publication date: 02/10/2003