Engineers Club Committees
Members Making a Difference
Our Club prides itself on the support of our members, especially those who help to make a difference through their participation in the selection of committees available. We encourage you to learn more about the groups the Engineers Club of Dayton offers and how the touch the community in so many positive ways.
Everything from assisting local STEM schools and the Boy Scouts of America, to the presentation of the esteemed Charbonneaux Award (listed below) given annually to those contributing to the understanding of science and technology.
Any members interested in joining our committees, should do so using the application form here…
Technical Education Committee
Third Thursday of Each Month, 5-6 p.m.
The Technical Education Committee is responsible for educational activities of the Engineers Club Dayton (ECD) including technical education, relationships between the Club and other education organizations, programs for professional and educational improvement and other educational activities.
The Technical Education Committee is the official contact with the ECD regarding requests for educational funding.
The Committee is the Club’s interface and the Club’s support for the Dayton Regional STEM School, Boy Scouts of America, TechFest, and grade school Science Fair Judging. As other Education related activities are undertaken, the Technical Education Committee will support them as necessary.
The Committee meets the third Thursday of each month in the Club’s Library. The meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. and end promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Technical Education Committee Members
- Dr. Charles Bleckmann, Chairman, (Boy & Girl Scouts)
- Ms. Debbie Anderson, (Desch Award)
- Mr. Frank Boensch, (Charbonneaux Award, Kettering BUG Award)
- Dr. Salvatore Cusumno, (Science Fair Judge)
- Dr. Robert E. Ellefson
- Dr. Ben S. Graham
- Mr. Larry Jenkins, (Montisori School)
- Mr. Walter S. Hoy
- Dr. Brian Kowal, (Cyber Security)
- Mr. Tom Mastbaum, (STEM School, TechFest)
- Ms. Leatha Stewart, (Honorary)
- Mr. Randy Ray
Second & Fourth Thursday of Each Month, 12:00 p.m.
The major focus of the Team is to bring in new members to the Engineers Club and to develop activities for these members. The Team also focuses on outreach to organizations involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and sharing the Historical achievements of Dayton Engineers such as the Wright Brothers, Patterson, Deeds, Kettering, Fraze, Nutter and others.
Club members are welcome to join the group at noon on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the Club Dining Room. Or they can forward ideas to the team by e-mailing them to the Club.
Ideas Committee Focuses Upon:
- Gala, Fall of ‘09
- University Papers Competition
- Club Membership
- Young Members
- Downtown Business & Tool Town
- Web Site Management
- Member Directory
- Engineering & Science Forums
- Clubs for Members to Join (Bridge, Book)
The Wilson Charbonneaux Award is given annually to individuals or organizations “for contributing to the understanding of science and technology”.
This award, named for Mr. Wilson Charbonneaux, a long time member of the Club and who, during his career, established three successful companies and was granted 17 patents. He directed a great deal of energy to making science and technology understandable and accessible to the general public.
The award was established in 2002 to honor those individuals and organizations for their efforts to make science and technology understandable to the general public and to understand the impact that science and technology has on society.
The criteria for the award are:
- Innovative approaches to increasing public understanding of science and technology
- Excellence in outreach and building public awareness of the impact to science and technology
- Commitment to advancing and defining the role of science and technology in all aspects of society
- Volunteer/not of profit will have preference over Government/Industry funded activities