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$10,000 scholarship top prize in Alfred University’s Engineering and Materials Science Day competition

 The winner of the Alfred University Engineering and Materials Science Day competition, determined on the basis of an examination, will receive a scholarship worth $2,500 a year for four years if he or she enrolls in the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University.

The second-place winner will receive a scholarship for $2,000 a year for four years, and the third-place winner will receive a $6,000 scholarship -- $1,500 a year for four years.

The exam is part of the School of Engineering’s 42nd annual Engineering and Materials Science Day, scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 2.  

While invitations are being sent to schools who have participated in the past, the event is open to all schools, and to individual students as well.  Each school may send up to 10 participants. Students must be accompanied by at least one adult. There is a $10 fee for each student to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments; adults may attend for free.

The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by opening remarks at 9 a.m., both in Roon Lecture Hall in the Science Center on the Alfred University campus. Following administration of the exam, participants will have an opportunity to tour the Inamori School of Engineering’s laboratory facilities.

The day concluded with lunch for all participants at Ade Dining Hall, followed by the awards ceremony in Roon Lecture Hall at 12:15 p.m.

Those planning to attend the Engineering and Materials Science Day are asked to make reservations by Oct. 19.  Additional information is available by contacting Emilie Carney, assistant dean of the Inamori School of Engineering, at 607-871-2708 or