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Smith, Robert (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Vol. 70, No. 6 (March 1966)

Campus news,   pp. 38-39

Page 38

  Joseph Collins, a senior in the
D)epartn ent of Mechanical Engi-
neering at the University of Wis-
consin, won first place in the Amer-
ican Society of Mechanical Engi-
neers speech contest held during
the 1965 Winter Annual Meeting
of the Society. Early in the year,
Mr. CAollis won the local contest
staged  by  the campus student
clhapter of ASME and went on to
win the semni-finals at the Mid-
western Regional Contest held at
St. Clouid, Minnesota, in April,
1965. At the national finals held
in Chicago last night, Mr. Collins
carried off top honors with his
speeclh on the topic, "Electrolytic
Machining-The Fundamentals".
Mr. Collins was instrumental in
starting a small electrochemical
milling machine for use here at the
University of Wisconsin. Some of
his prize-winning speech centered
aron n(d the machine being built
lher'e, and the rest of the discourse
was a general, overall view of what
can be done with this new process.
  Mr. Collins came to The Uni-
v~ersitv of Wisconsin from the II-
linois Institute of Technology in
Septemnber, 1962 and will complete
his work for the BS degree in Jan-
iiarv, 1966. He is married and lives
wvithi Isis wife and infant son at
2541 Fairfield Place, Madison.
  A young faculty member of the
University of Wisconsin College of
Engineering at Madison has re-
ceived the 1965 Pi Tau Sigma Cold
Medal Award of the American So-
ciety of Mechanical Engineers.
  Prof. John G. Bollinger of the
University's department of me-
chanical engineering received the
award at the annual fall-winter
meeting of the national society
held in Chicago. The annual award
recognizes an outstanding young
mechanical engineer.
  This is the second professional
award presented to Prof. Bollinger
this year. Last August he received
the 1965 Donald P. Eckman Award
of the American Automatic Con-
trol Council for outstanding con-
tributions in the field of automatic
controls by a person under 30
years of age.
  Bollinger joined the Wisconsin
engineering faculty in 1961 when
he received his Ph.D. degree from
the University. He received his
bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from  Wisconsin in
1957, and his master's degree from
Cornell University in 1958.
  He studied at the Technical Uni-
versity of Aachen in Germany dur-
ing 1962-63 under a Fulbright
grant. He was presented with the
University's William H. Kiekhofer
Award of $1,000 for excellence in
teaching in 1964. Besides his
teaching-research duties in me-
chanical engineering, he is also as-
sistant director of the University-
Industry Research Program, in
charge of liaison for development
of closer relationships between in-
dustry and the faculty in engineer-
ing and the physical sciences.
  Four $2,500 research fellowships
will be awarded this year by the
American Institute of Steel Con-
struction, national association of
the structural steel fabricating in-
dustry. The grants will be awarded
to graduate civil engineering stu-
dents pursuing advanced degrees
and who intend to undertake spe-
cific research projects involving
fabricated structural steel.
  Announcement of the availa-
bility of the fellowships was made
by Albert 0. Wilson, Jr., Chai-man,
Committee for Education of the
Institute, and president of A. 0.
Wilson Structural Co., Inc., Cam-
bridge, Mass.
  "We are continuously exploring
ways to improve our product
through research and technology,"
Mr. Wilson said. "This program
represents one way of encourag-
ing young graduate engineering
students to set their fertile minds
on new  ideas which may be of
benefit not only to our own in-
dustry but to the whole construc-
tion industry. Research fellows and
their colleges or universities are
free to publish the results of the
research projects," he pointed out.
  To be eligible for the fellowship
awards, applicants must be cur-
rently enrolled as seniors in an un-
dergraduate civil engineering pro-
gram or have been graduated with
a degree in civil engineering.
  In addition, fellowships will be
awarded on the basis of the ap-
plicants' choice of research project,
undergraduate performance, and
the recommendation of college
authorities. The AISC Committee
for Education plans to select the
award winners but reserves the
right to delegate the choice to an
impartial jury comprised of engi-
neers or educators not connected
with AISC.

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