Department Scholarships

Scholarship Founders

Philip M. Blair

Philip Blair served as a San José State University faculty member from 1957 to 1978. The Philip M. Blair Memorial Education Award was established by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1981.

S. Brooks Walton

S. Brooks Walton was San José State University's very first engineering faculty member, hired in 1946. He was responsible for developing the Engineering Department's first courses in mechanical engineering, and was instrumental in establishing the Mechanical Engineering Department, which he chaired from 1958 to 1961.

David A. Brown

David Brown is an alumnus of San José State University and among his distinctions is the founding of Quantum Corporation, a disk drive manufacturing company.

Francis Huang

Francis Huang was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at San José State University from 1958 to1991, and served as department chair from 1973 to 1981. He is also an alumnus of SJSU, having earned his BS in Production Engineering from SJSU in 1951 followed by earning an MSME in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1952 and a Professional Mechanical Engineering degree from Columbia University in 1964. Prof. Huang worked as a Design and Production Engineer for the M. W. Kellogg Company from 1952 to 1958 before joining the faculty at SJSU.

Donald Myronuk

Donald Myronuk was a faculty member at San José State University from 1969 to 1992.   He earned his BS and MA degrees from Queens University and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Among his unique areas of expertise were forensics engineering and accident reconstruction.

Alexander G. Liniecki

Alex Liniecki was a faculty member at San José State University from 1969 to 1994, and continued teaching part-time through 2003. Dr. Liniecki received his MS and PhD degrees from the Technical University of Poland, and came to California after teaching for several years in Ghana, West Africa.

 2013 Scholarship Recipients

Shauna Roth
S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Award for ME Graduate of the Year

The S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Awards were established in 1981 to recognize the outstanding graduate-of-the-year in the Mechanical Engineering program.  $500 is awarded to an outstanding Mechanical Engineering graduate, as nominated and selected by ME faculty.

Stephen Davis, Ixtli-Nitzin Sanchez
David A. Brown Fellowship in Mechatronics

The David Brown Fellowship in Mechatronics was established in 1996 to promote the professional development of the recipient in the area of Mechatronics, and to advance the development of the Mechatronics program at San José State University. The recipient of the $2000 award is expected to contribute to mechatronics laboratory development and laboratory instruction during the fellowship year.

Harikrishna Patadiya
Alexander G. Liniecki Scholarship Award

The Alexander G. Liniecki Scholarship Award was established in honor of his 80th birthday in 2004. The $1000 award provides educational support to a deserving and promising student who is a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.

Joy Franco
Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship Award

The Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship in Engineering was established by his family in 2004, to provide a $500 scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.

Ali Gharakhani
Donald Myronuk Memorial Scholarship Award

The Donald Myronuk Memorial Scholarship Award was established by his family and friends in 2004 to provide $500 in educational support to a deserving and promising student who a junior, senior, or graduate student who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of Pi Tau Sigma.

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Philip M. Blair Memorial Education Award

The Philip M. Blair Memorial Education Award was established by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1981. The $250 award is granted to a deserving ME student who wishes to do research in fluid mechanics education, or to a deserving and promising minority student in the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) program at SJSU.

Robert Dee
MAE Veteran's Scholarship Awards

$250 is awarded to a deserving and promising student in the MAE Department who serves or who has served in the U.S. Military.

Vivana Tacussis Cavada, Vincenzo Donatini
S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Awards

The S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Awards of $250 each were established in 1981 to  recognize two deserving and promising students in Mechanical Engineering.

Syed Rameez Hasan
JABIL Circuit, Inc.

 

Former Scholarship Recipients

Daniel Alksne Memorial Scholarship Award for AE Graduate of the Year

2011 Aaron Mazzulla

S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Award for ME Graduate of the Year

2012 Shauna Roth and Daniel Wu, Karen Wakita, 2011 Christine Berg

David A. Brown Fellowship in Mechatronics

2012 Zachary Reinman, 2011 Ben Roberts

Alexander G. Liniecki Scholarship Award

2012, Michael Grace, 2011 Michael Grace

Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship Award

2012, Michael Signorelli, 2011 Killol Acharya

Vasily Prian Memorial Scholarship Award

2011 Matthew Kihlthau

Philip M. Blair Memorial Education Award

2012 Mark Ortega, 2011 Joshua Zorn

MAE Veteran's Scholarship Awards

2012 Robert Dee, 2011 Josh Hogan

S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Awards

2011 Manuel Ahumada, Christopher Hartney

Donald Myronuk Memorial Scholarship
2012 Manuel Ahumada