Three Named 2015-2016 National Board Technical Scholarship Recipients
Three students have been chosen for the 2015-2016 National Board Technical Scholarship award. Mitchell J. Olney of Indiana, Bryant Crouch of Ohio, and Jacob Henningsen of Ohio will each receive $8,000 toward their academic studies.
Mitchell J. Olney is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering technology at Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). He is the son of Commissioned Inspector James Olney. “Growing up I watched my father work as a boiler inspector, making the community a safer place, and I respected him for that. I decided I wanted to make a similar impact by becoming an engineer,” he says. Olney made the Dean’s list in spring 2014 and is president of the IPFW college rugby team.
Bryant Crouch is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He is the son of Commissioned Inspector Robert Crouch. From a young age Bryant was intrigued with engineering. “I decided to shadow my father on many of his field inspections so I could see how equipment in buildings operated and worked together to form a smooth-running mechanical and electrical system,” he says.
Jacob Henningsen is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is the son of National Board employee Bill Henningsen. “My internship experiences have given me new perspectives on the ways classroom material can be applied to the real world and my post-graduation career,” he says. Henningsen is the president of the University of Cincinnati Cycling Club.