AMUG 2020 winner

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The Additive Manufacturing Users Group Scholarship Committee has recently named this year’s recipients of its two annual scholarship awards. The scholarships, which give one student and one teacher the opportunity to attend the annual additive manufacturing (AM) conference, are designed to recognize educational leaders with a passion for 3D printing technology.

We are proud to continue our support for this scholarship that provides the opportunity for highly motivated students to earn the opportunity to attend the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) conference. The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship was founded by Guy’s wife Renee Bourdeau, and is financially supported by Cimquest. This year, congratulations goes to Katherine Schneidau, a mechanical engineering graduate student at the University of Louisville for winning the scholarship.

Schneidau’s first interaction with AM was through an engineering co-op at the U of L Rapid Prototyping Center where she gained experience with a range of processes and found her passion for the field. Applying her hands-on technical know-how, Schneidau has created new process parameters for both polymers and metals, and in one particular project, developed a flexible recoater blade for use in the EOS M270 and M290 systems. As a graduate student, Schneidau has been actively sharing her knowledge with new co-op engineers and says she wants to be a driving force in addressing the growing demand for AM-educated engineers and technicians.

The AMUG Conference will be held March 22 – 26, 2020, at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.