Monday, June 25, 2012
Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) and AIM, the international association and recognized authority on bar code, RFID, and enterprise mobile computing, announce the 2012 recipients of the Richard R. Dilling Memorial Fund grants. Fourteen professors from across the United States each will receive a grant to attend Ohio University's Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technical Institute (AIDCTI), to be held July 8-13 in Athens, Ohio.
The 2012 recipients are:
—Dan Lauder, Southeast Missouri State University
—Jim Rumpf, Ferris State University
—Danda B. Rawat, Eastern Kentucky University
—Wafeek Wahby, Eastern Illinois University
—William Russo, Sinclair Community College
—Kanchan Das, East Carolina University
—Michelle Surerus, Appalachian State University
—Haji Naik Dharavath, University of Wisconsin-Stout
—Mohammed Ali, Jackson State University
—Nilesh N. Joshi, Morehead State University
—Ronald J. Chownyk, Catawba Valley Community College
—Michelle Brodke, Bowling Green State University
—Sharon Roy, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
—Luke Hanming Huang, University of Southern Maine
MHEFI and AIM are proud to support the AIDCTI by providing financial assistance for these educators that allows them to attend the 2012 session. MHEFI and AIM share a common mission -- to expand the knowledge base of AIDC technologies for both the business and consumer communities by educating college and university faculty and assisting them in developing AIDC programs for their institutions.
About The Richard R. Dilling Memorial Fund
The Dilling Fund was established as a memorial by members of MHIA (of which AIM was an Industry Group) to honor the memory of Richard R. Dilling, a founder of AIM and innovator in technology. Dilling's contributions to both the Industry and the Foundation resulted in the advancement of education in the science. The Richard R. Dilling Memorial is utilized to provide scholarships and grants to individuals studying at MHEFI pre-qualified institutions with the goal of entering the Auto ID field or to advance the knowledge of academics in the technology.
About The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.
MHEFI is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting material handling education. Established in 1976, the Foundation has provided funds, through private and corporate donations, to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to academicians and their institutions. For more information, visit www.mhefi.net.
About Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)
MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, supply chain & logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific sections, councils and affiliates. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.
About Ohio University's AIDC Technical Institute
Celebrating 24 years, the AIDCTI, sponsored by Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, is a week-long conference on numerous AIDC technologies. During eight hours of hands-on lab activities, participants interact and experiment with many of the technologies presented As a result, attendees gain a more advanced understanding of AIDC technologies and applications. For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/industrialtech/aidc/aidcti.
AIM is the industry association and worldwide authority on automatic identification (auto ID) and data collection technologies. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems, and services that capture, manage, and integrate accurate data into larger information systems that improve processes enterprise-wide.