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Yik Shing (Jason) Tung Awarded 2012 TAPPI Engineering Division Scholarship

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The 2012 TAPPI Engineering Division scholarship has been awarded to Jason Tung, a junior at North Carolina State University. The award will be presented at TAPPI's 2012 PEERS Conference, October 14 - 17 in Savannah, Ga., USA .

"We're very pleased to award our division scholarship to Jason Tung in recognition of his outstanding academic success as well as his service to the university and its students," Andy Jones, Engineering Division Chair, said. "Jason's work to support incoming freshmen engineering students is an excellent example of service to his community. He's simply an outstanding young man who has a bright future as an engineer in the pulp and paper industry, and we are proud to support him with this scholarship."

Tung is a junior at NC State, where he is majoring in Paper Science & Engineering as well as Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. His work experience includes First Quality Tissue in Anderson, S.C.

An active College of Natural Resources representative officer for TAPPI, Tung is also an Engineering Ambassador for the College of Engineering, where he assists incoming freshmen to prepare for their future in college as engineers. This involvement supports the College of Engineering by attracting good students and facilitating a successful transition to the university by exposing students to engineering departments and opportunities.

Tung has also developed a free Steam Tables application for Google Android and is working on other applications regarding engineering.

TAPPI's Engineering Division promotes the application of engineering principles to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities for the manufacture of pulp and paper and related products.


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