The Philadelphia Section Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that the Section has awarded 11 scholarships, totaling $14,000 for the 2017-2018 scholarship drive! Congratulations to the outstanding students listed below!

Doctoral Students

Parth Desai, University Maryland, Mechanical Engineering.

Nikolay Garabedian, University of Delaware Mechanical Engineering.

Sankalp Kota, Drexel University, Material Science.

Ji Lang, Villanova University, Mechanical Engineering.

Lisa Mariani, University of Pennsylvania, Mechanical Engineering.

Jing Yang, University of Pennsylvania, Physical Chem.

Masters Students

Lovelsh Kaushik, University of Maryland, Mechanical Engineering. E

Mark Petrovic, Drexel University, Material Science & Chemistry.

Valerie Stephens, Drexel University, Engineering Management.

Undergraduate Students

Abhiram Karuppur, Princeton University, Chemical and Bio Engineering.

Maria Noreiga, Drexel University, Mechanical Engineering.

Please join the Section in congratulating our winners. Click on the students names above for more detailed descriptions of each and their research. In addition, each will be presenting his or her research at an upcoming Section meeting.
We’re also grateful to the companies and individuals who have contributed to the Scholarship Fund. Their generosity and commitment to training the next generation of tribology leaders has enabled the Section to award $44,000 to 28 outstanding students over the last four years.

As we look forward to the 2018-19 Scholarship drive, we hope to count on you once again for your kind support. With your help, along with matching funds from National STLE Organization, we hope to award over $15,000 in 2018 to deserving students in our local area. All contributions will be acknowledged at our monthly meetings, on our website and in communications to our members.  It’s a great way to enhance your company’s image while helping deserving local students.  All contributions are Tax Deductible to the extent allowed by law and should be payable to:

“STLE Philadelphia Section Scholarship Fund”.

You can make a donation through PayPal HERE

Or send donations to:

STLE – Philadelphia Section Scholarship Fund

Linda Pascali

Treasurer – STLE Philadelphia Section

146 Oakridge Dr.

Langhorne PA 19047

Heartfelt Thanks for your continuing participation and support.  Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail if there is anything you need from your local STLE Philadelphia Section.  Wishing you and your company continued success in all of your endeavors.


Salvatore Rea – STLE Philadelphia Scholarship Committee  

 Bill Tuszynski – STLE Philadelphia Scholarship Committee                                                                         

Elena McDaniel – STLE Philadelphia Scholarship Committee