Four CEAT students receive the OG&E Positive Energy Scholarship
Monday, May 16, 2022
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Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) had four Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) Positive Energy scholarship recipients named recently.
OG&E is the oldest and largest investor-owned electric utility in Oklahoma. Since 2012, over 110 students from OSU, OSU Institute of Technology and OSU-Oklahoma City have received nearly $475,000 from the OG&E Positive Energy Scholarship program at OSU.
Mason Adams, Coleman Curtsinger, Madison Eulberg and Emily Taber each received $5,000 in scholarships awarded by the OG&E Energy Corp. Foundation.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be majoring in mechanical and/or electrical engineering, high voltage lineman, power plant technology, electrical/electronic technologies, engineering technologies or instrumentation technology.
Each of the scholars were awarded based on academic achievement, involvement on campus, volunteer service and essay responses.
Curtsinger is a junior studying computer and electrical engineering. In his free time, he is involved with the Free Enterprise Society and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
“This scholarship tremendously reduces the financial burden on me during the semester,” Curtsinger said. “Balancing work, academic and personal life is very difficult, but having this scholarship allows me to worry less about making money and more about delving deeper into my passion: engineering.”
Adams, a sophomore computer and electrical engineering student, gains experience in research with Dr. Sabit Ekin in the OSU Wireless Lab (OWL) working on bringing the first university CubeSat program to the state of Oklahoma. He also works on the leadership team for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
“I am honored to be selected for the OG&E Positive Energy Scholarship,” Adams said. “It feels like recognition for what I have worked hard to achieve through my studies and extracurricular involvement, while also giving me funds to more easily pay for my education.”
Taber is a junior studying mechanical and aerospace engineering. She is the upcoming president of Society of Women Engineers, a CEAT Peer mentor and participates in St. John’s community service.
“My experience at CEAT has helped me grow as a person by demonstrating the plethora of resources around me,” Taber said. “There are so many organizations like Society of Women Engineers and CEAT Student Council that provide the opportunity to feel supported and to help you recognize that you can make a difference in OSU even without a degree.”
Eulberg is a sophomore studying electrical engineering with a minor in theatre technology. On campus, she is involved with CEAT scholars, Alpha Omega Epsilon and the theme park engineering group. She also works as a tour manager for CEAT and is helping plan the summer robotics camp for kids in Stillwater.
“Being a college student has its ups and downs and takes an insane amount of work,” Eulberg said. “Anybody who is pursuing a degree deserves applause and recognition for the time and effort put into achieving that goal. I am truly grateful to be a recipient of this scholarship.”
OG&E said it enjoys helping students work toward their future careers.
“We’re honored to energize students’ dreams of obtaining a career in engineering, architecture and technology and help alleviate the financial burden college costs can bring,” said Mark Silvers, OG&E’s director of learning and workforce development. “Providing students with the financial support they need to pursue a degree in higher education is one of the many ways OG&E displays its commitment to strengthening our community.”
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