Student Activities

Reminder; the scholarship deadline is fast approaching. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, either from the Central Oklahoma Chapter, from Region VIII, or from Society, you must have your materials submitted by December 1, 2017. If you need more information, please contact Robert or Scott.

We are excited to offer two $1,500 scholarships this year. Students must first sign up at and then apply at To be eligible you must be enrolled at a university or college in the state of Oklahoma, completing a graduate or undergraduate (4-year) engineering degree program related to HVACR. Graduate students may be enrolled part-time; undergraduates must be enrolled as a full-time student. A cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to current ASHRAE student members at schools in the chapter’s boundaries as well as Oklahoma residents and U.S. citizens.

On September 28, 2017 we attended the University of Oklahoma Student Chapter meeting. Damon McClure, Scott Sanders and Robert Smith met with students at OU and discussed the benefits of ASHRAE, along with answering questions about our careers. It was great meeting with the students and seeing the interest in ASHRAE and the interest in HVAC careers.

On October 6, Jeff Forman and Harsha Jamadangi, President of UCO Student Chapter, attended the Autry Tech Center STEM Day. Over 2,000 students attended this program and learned about HVAC in hospitals, schools, government and technology. Jeff and Harsha discussed the role ASHRAE plays in creating standards, striving for energy efficiency and high quality environments. Students learned about the networking opportunities available through ASHRAE and the vast array of career fields from service, to manufacturing, to engineering, to construction and to research and development.

On November 4, 2017 Metro Tech is hosting a Mother-Daughter Technology Engineering Aptitude Workshop and they are looking for women in engineering to speak to middle school aged ladies interested in engineering about experiences and opportunities in the engineering field. If you are interested in sharing your experiences, please contact Scott Sanders.

We are also looking for a Student Member to serve in our Chapter Protégé program. This is a pilot program that allows a Student Member to shadow and work closely with Chapter Officers, the Board of Governors and the Committee Chairs. If you are a current Student Member and are interested in learning more about the operation side of ASHRAE, or a Student Branch Advisor and know of a Student Member that would be interested, please let Robert or Scott know.

We are also looking for anyone that would like to be involved in the Scholarship Committee. For additional information please contact:

Robert Smith,

Scott Sanders,

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 Last Updated: 11/02/2017