PRESIDENT’S REPORT Michael Anderson The Jeanie McCoy Scholarship Award STLE has created a new program to assist young women pursuing careers in tribology. AN AREA THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN NEAR AND DEAR TO ME is the fostering of our young people to explore and pursue careers in the ﬁeld of tribology. In fact, one of the ﬁrst committees on which I served the Chicago Section (1982-1984) was in a newly established program called Careers in Lubrica-tion. This was a small group of Chicago Section members who visited universities to meet with undergraduate and graduate stu-dents and talk about a little known ﬁeld called tribology. During this time we had the pleasure of establishing two stu-On June 21 STLE Executive Director Ed Salek and I dent chapters. The ﬁrst was at Pur-presented a plaque to Life Member Jeanie McCoy due University Calumet and the recognizing the new scholarship named in her honor other at Northwestern University. It for women pursuing careers in tribology. was really a great opportunity to see the excitement in these young people as they participated in the • E. Richard Booser Scholarship for under-Chicago Section by attending local meetings graduate students engaged in the study and promoting tribology at their own cam-of tribology. puses with the assistance of Chicago Section members. • Elmer E. Klaus Fellowship for graduate One of STLE’s primary and ongoing goals students pursuing a career in the study of is education. With this in mind, STLE is always tribology. looking for ways to promote tribology and the • Early Careerist Award for recent gradu-study of related sciences within academia. ates who are making positive advances in Today STLE has active student sections at the ﬁeld of tribology. University of Monterrey (Mexico), Auburn Uni-The ﬁrst two of these awards were named versity, University of Texas (two chapters), in honor of STLE members who, throughout North Texas and Arlington (combined) and their careers, helped enhance the ﬁeld of tribol-Houston. As the number of programs increas-ogy through education, whether in academia es within the colleges and universities, there or industry. This year we are recognizing an-is an ever-growing need to recognize and other outstanding STLE member by establishing encourage these students and others to pur-a scholarship award named in her honor. sue careers in the ﬁeld of tribology and lubri-Jeanie McCoy of Jeanie McCoy Technolo-cation sciences. gies (retired) has spent a lifetime promoting Currently STLE offers three scholarship the science of tribology and lubrication engi-awards for students pursuing the study of neering. STLE’s newest scholarship, the Jeanie tribology and/or a related science ﬁeld: 4 McCoy Scholarship Award, will recog-nize and support outstanding young women studying to pursue a career in tribology ( see Page 5 ). Having known Jeanie for almost 40 years, I can attest to her dedica-tion in all the fundamental goals of promoting tribology and STLE. Re-cently STLE Executive Director Ed Salek and I met with Jeanie to pres-ent the plaque recognizing the es-tablishment of the scholarship named after her. Presenting the plaque to Jeanie in person will cer-tainly be one of the highlights of my term as STLE president. With the ever-growing promo-tion of tribology, the future looks bright for young people entering our industry. And STLE is one of the lead-ing reasons this ﬁeld is growing. STLE also assists the local sec-tion’s scholarship programs by matching the local sections’ awards up to a total of $15,000. STLE promotes student work through the poster sessions at the annual meeting as well. This, plus the above men-tioned scholarship awards, brings the yearly amount of STLE scholarship funding to well over $50,000. STLE is living up to its goal in education through these funding programs in order to challenge students to excel in devel-oping their knowledge in our ﬁeld. So I openly encourage you to support young people and the promotion of knowl-edge through education in tribology to keep the world moving more efﬁciently. Mike Anderson is Area Manager Asia Paciﬁc/Latin America for Falex Corp. in Sugar Grove, Ill. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. William Edwards Deming—known to the world as W. Edwards Deming—was born in Sioux City, Iowa, Oct. 14, 1900.