The Engineers Club of Dayton

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.

If anyone is interested in participating in the Technical Education Committee activities, please contact Frank Boensch (937) 435-2870 or by submitting the form here.

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

Ideas Committee

Second & Fourth Thursday of Each Month, 12:00 p.m.

The Ideas Team brainstorms creative ways to improve the Engineers Club and its impact on the Dayton Community.

Twice a month team members share ideas, discuss details, and forward recommendations to the Board of Governors. Team members often help develop and execute implementation plans.

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
  • Mentoring
  • Young Members
  • Downtown Business & Tool Town
  • Web Site Management
  • Member Directory
  • Engineering & Science Forums
  • Clubs for Members to Join (Bridge, Book)

Charbonnaux Award

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:

  1. Innovative approaches to increasing public understanding of science and technology
  2. Excellence in outreach and building public awareness of the impact to science and technology
  3. Commitment to advancing and defining the role of science and technology in all aspects of society
  4. Volunteer/not of profit will have preference over Government/Industry funded activities

For more information about the Engineers Club of Dayton, please contact us by e-mail or phone, using the links below:

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