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Richland College receives $15k for engineering scholarships
Dr. Stephen Mittelstet (left) and Dr. Kristyn Edney (center) receive a check from Cindy Keiths (right), co-chair of the Tech Titan Awards.

Dr. Stephen Mittelstet (left) and Dr. Kristyn Edney (center) receive a check from Cindy Bond Keith (right), co-chair of the Tech Titan Awards.

Last week, Richland College President, Dr. Stephen Mittelstet, and Richland Collegiate High School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (RCHS) Principal, Dr. Kristyn Edney, accepted a $15,000 check from the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC). The check was part of RCHS’ winnings for the Tech Titan of the Future Award (University Level) received last September during the MTBC’s eighth annual awards gala. RCHS was recognized for its inventive approaches to “closing gaps in the K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) student pipeline in its region’s engineering technology-related workforce.”

Cindi Bond Keith, Tech Titan Awards co-chair, presented the check and had this to say about the award, “Overall what we were looking for were places to go and give money where they are trying to make an impact on the future and to what’s going on in engineering in our own market.”

The Tech Titan of the Future Award was created to recognize innovative programs in higher education that prepare students for future careers in engineering technology-related fields. The $15,000 will go toward scholarships for RCHS engineering students who have not completed their engineering course sequence when they receive their RCHS diploma. Scholarship funds will also be available to other Richland College engineering students.

For more information about this award, contact Anitra Cotton at 972-238-6022. To read other RCHS news, visit the Richland College news and media page.