2002 Scholarship Recipients
Washington, D.C., September 05, 2002; The Board of Directors of the Washington Space Business Roundtable is pleased to announce it has selected two recipients for its 2002 scholarship awards: George F. Eichinger, III and David Schmitz.
Eichinger and Schmitz, both graduating seniors from McLean High School in McLean, VA, were selected as a team for their collaborative work a project entitled, “The Use of Electromagnetic Induction for the Propulsion of Mass”. Their project was considered along with dozens of space and science entries submitted from the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan area to the International Science Engineering Fair (ISEF), held this year in Louisville, Kentucky. Over1,200 students participated in ISEF, competing for $4 million dollars of funds and other donated awards.
Following review and recommendation by the WSBR Education Committee, the WSBR Board of Directors unanimously agreed to award scholarships of $2,600 each to Eichinger and Schmitz for their freshman year of college. Both are planning to study electrical and computer engineering - Schmitz at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champlain and Eichinger at Virginia Tech.
WSBR recognizes and thanks the following companies whose financial contributions made its 2002 scholarship awards possible: AXA Space; The Boeing Company; Intelsat; International Space Brokers; Lockheed Martin Corp. and Veridian.