Jeff Grabill receives a Student/Alumni Scholarship Award

Jeff Grabill, a graduate of Illinois Valley Community College, was awarded a scholarship to attend and participate in a conference in Washington D.C. sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Grabill gave a presentation about his experiences in the Making Industry Meaningful In College (MIMIC) project at IVCC. The project is partially funded by an NSF grant. The Advanced Technology Education Principal Investigators Conference, Oct. 18 –20, brought together representatives from government and industry, NSF grant recipients, and students or alumni of grant programs.

Grabill, who is from Princeton, participated in a MIMIC team in spring 2006. He is an FMS Technician at Ingersoll-Rand LCN Closers in Princeton, where he has been employed since 1979.

Grabill was selected for the conference on the basis of an essay outlining his goals for attending the conference and the impact the MIMIC project had on him. Grabill was on a MIMIC team with electronics students, business students, and another engineering design student. The team simulated an industrial company, working together to design, manufacture, market and sell a product.


NSF Award

Jeff Grabill award photo
JEFF GRABILL receives a Student/Alumni Scholarship Award presented by the American Assoc Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation at a ceremony in Washington D.C. J one of only 45 students nationwide to receive an award. Pictured (l. to r.) Gerhard Salinger, Program Director for NSF; Dorene Perez, Program Coordina CAE/CAD at IVCC; Daniel Litynski, Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education for NSF Grabill; Elizabeth Teles, Advanced Technological Education Lead Program Director for NSF.

Jeff Grabill explains his role in the MIMIC project to Elizabeth Teles
JEFF GRABILL explains his role in the MIMIC project to Elizabeth Teles, the ATE Lead Program Director for the National Science Foundation. Jeff presented a showcase on MIMIC at the ATE Principal Investigators Conference in Washington D.C.