Joe D. Simmons Memorial Scholarship
MQD is soliciting candidates for this $3000 scholarship. Applications are due by March 1 of each year. Download and complete the application below.
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Max J. Unis Award
Max J. Unis was the first chairman and a founder of the Metrology Technical Committee of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC), which became the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Measurement Quality Division (MQD) in 1991. Max, a former director of the National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL), was the founder of Gage Lab Corporation of Hutchington Valley, PA, and served as its Chairman of the Board until his death in July 1990. Max was a Mechanical Engineer specializing in Dimensional Metrology, and was considered a pioneer in the field of Metrology. Max participated on the ASQC-sponsored trip to the People’s Republic of China during the Nixon administration, to promote Metrological advancement and cooperation between the U.S. and China. Max was elected a Fellow of ASQC in May 1975.
When Gage Lab built their new facility, Max had an area within the building set up as a classroom for teaching Metrology-related subjects. At his passing, a request was made that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Drexel University Mechanical Engineering Department for the purchase of Metrology equipment.
The Max J. Unis award is the highest honor bestowed by MQD, to recognize outstanding contributions to the Metrological community.