Engineering Now :: Volume 6 - Edition 6 :: Spring 2009

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Scholarships awarded to two Western Engineering students

Myrna Johanna Sanchez and Stephen Haley

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Scholarship recipients from Western Engineering, Myrna Johanna Sanchez and Stephen Haley, accept their awards at the 14th annual CME Scholarship Awards Dinner on May 6, at the London Convention Centre.

CME scholarships are awarded annually to students who are completing a 12 to 16 month internship in the manufacturing sector, and entering their final year of studies.

The scholarship recipients are evaluated not only on a recommendation from their employer regarding their job performance over the work term, but also on their contributions to the employer above and beyond expectations. They must also demonstrate an interest in a manufacturing related career.

Two Western Engineering students have received CME scholarships this year: Stephen Haley and Myrna Johanna Sanchez.

Stephen Haley is completing a 16-month internship with Advanced Precision, a company based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, known globally for specializing in manufacturing and assembly of high quality, precision components and complex fabrications.

Since starting at Advanced Precision, Stephen has developed an automated system to schedule all of the machines and work-centers based on job priority while automatically tracking and flagging problematic areas related to material allocations, outside processing status, sales order allocations, as well as the overall loading/capacity level for each work-centre in the shop.

“During all the years of hiring engineering students, I can say without a doubt, that Stephen has the most interest in the manufacturing process that I have ever seen,” boasts Bruce Stover, Vice President, Advanced Precision & Manufacturing.

Myrna Johanna Sanchez, who regularly goes by Johanna, is also completing a 16-month internship. Her internship is with Union Gas Limited in Chatham, Ontario.

Johanna is responsible for providing long and short-term flow analysis and capacity planning. Her decisions and recommendations are used to help determine what pipeline facilities should be installed to meet the growing customer base in her area.

“Johanna has been able to perform a high volume of work, understand complicated technical concepts and has done an outstanding job fitting into the department and working with the other members of the Distribution Planning team,” says Dale Fischer, Senior Engineer, Distribution Planning, Union Gas Limited.

Stephen and Johanna have received $1,500 each as part of the CME scholarship.

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