MCAA19 was packed with outstanding education. Experience it for yourself, and plan to join us next year for MCAA20!
It’s not every day you get the chance to give someone a gift that changes their lives. A group of 12 employees from MCAA/MSCA member company, Arista Air Conditioning Corporation, did just that when they traveled to Puerto Rico with Convoy of Hope to build
The MCAA19 Student Competition showcased future industry leaders’ insightful approaches to a real world contracting bid. The four finalists presented their plans to the on-stage judges and fielded a series of rigorous questions. Missed the competition or want a second view? Watch the competition video.
The team from Milwaukee School of Engineering won the final round of the Student Chapter Competition at MCAA19, taking home the first prize and $10,000 for their efforts. Their proposal for the renovation of Indiana University’s Memorial Football Stadium beat out proposals from McMaster University, the University of Missouri – Columbia and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Carmen Bracho of McMaster University was selected as the Student Chapter Competition’s Most Valuable Presenter. The new award recognizes the student who did the best job presenting their proposal, whether or not their team won.
Lindsey Stasi, a sophomore at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Madelyn Conway, a junior at Purdue University, received $5,000 Ferguson – Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarships.For the first time, Ferguson is underwriting these scholarships, which recognize high-achieving female students working towards a degree relative to the mechanical industry.
Pittsburg State University chapter won the Student Chapter of the Year at MCAA19. The chapter was selected based on how well it promotes an understanding of the mechanical industry and the career opportunities offered.
This year’s Educator of the Year award went to Blake Wentz of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The award, which included a check for $5,000, honored his mentoring ability, industry knowledge and involvement, as well as his active participation in MCAA’s Student Chapter program activities.
MCERF announced the recipients of four MCERF Scholarships created to honor the industry leaders they are named after. The students receiving these scholarships were selected for their academic performance, leadership skills, and interest in developing a career in the mechanical industry.
During the Student Chapter Exhibit at MCAA19, students from top schools showcased their chapters’ successes and discussed internship and job opportunities with member companies.
This year, MCAA Student Chapters are showcased in their own exhibit during MCAA19. The Student Chapter Exhibit will provide more one-on-one opportunities for MCAA Members to connect with students and discuss their future involvement in the industry. We look forward to seeing you there!
Congratulations to our four finalists for this year’s MCAA Student Chapter Competition: McMaster University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Missouri – Columbia and Wentworth Institute of Technology. You can see the final four teams compete at MCAA19 on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these students’ insightful approaches to a real-world contracting bid!