Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship Recipients

Winter 2017 Term Scholarship Recipients

Matthew Becker

Matthew Becker is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Miami University. Outside of class, Becker uses both his passion for cars and his skills in computer-aided design, manual and CNC manufacturing, and mechanical systems to design and manufacture formula and baja SAE single-seat race cars for his university’s Redhawk Racing organization. Becker hopes to take his knowledge of cars into the future of sustainable vehicle manufacturing to keep enthusiasm for driving alive in future generations. Following graduation, he plans to either pursue a master’s or begin an engineering career in the automotive or aerospace industry.

Miami University - Oxford, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering



Ton Duong

Ton Duong is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in robotics and automation at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Since 2014, Duong has been working in the physical plant department at his university where he assists in analyzing and compiling the annual energy consumption reports as well as managing the technical drawings of campus buildings. Following graduation, Duong plans to continue his education and pursue both a master’s and a Ph.D. in the same field. Duong is passionate about the application of computer vision technology and looks forward to making great contributions to the development of automation in manufacturing in the future.

Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, N.J.
Mechanical Engineering


Thomas Filipovic

Thomas Filipovic is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. This summer he hopes to take part in an engineering co-op or internship. An advocate for the manufacturing industry since elementary school, Filipovic could often be found disassembling toys and household objects and tinkering with their parts. In the future, he hopes to manufacture those parts to one day be taken apart by another aspiring engineer.

Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering


David Sadowski

David Sadowski is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Sadowski was exposed to the manufacturing industry at age 13 when he took up blacksmithing as a hobby. Today, he spends his time working as a toolmaker and a manufacturing consultant to the multidisciplinary senior design program at his school. Sadowski hopes to design and manufacture custom instruments, machines and precision products for the scientific, medical, research and aerospace industries in the future.

Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, N.Y.
Mechanical Engineering



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