AUCSC & NACE Foundation Recognize Outstanding Students at West Virginia University


At this year’s Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC) in Morgantown, West Virginia, the NACE Foundation’s Executive Director, Kim Ray, presented AUCSC scholarships to four students enrolled at West Virginia University.  Recognized for their academic accomplishments, these students were selected to receive a scholarship in the amount of $3,000 each from a pool of 24 applicants.

The Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course is conducted annually to provide both technical and nontechnical presentation of the practical and theoretical aspects of the causes of corrosion, types of instrumentation, corrosion surveys, cathodic protection, pipe coatings, and miscellaneous methods of corrosion control. In 2016, the AUCSC began its partnership with the NACE Foundation to award AUCSC Scholarships. These scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in one of West Virginia University’s engineering programs, preferably with previous coursework and experience in corrosion control and/or materials science.  All applicants, regardless of whether or not they were selected for the scholarship, were also invited to attend the 2016 AUCSC at no cost.

Congratulations to our 2016 AUCSC Scholarship recipients:

Michael Fouts, West Virginia University
Kurt Kowalski, West Virginia University
Alex Rice. West Virginia University
Rachel Vass, West Virginia University

For more information on the Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course, please visit their website at


From left to right: AUCSC Scholarship recipients, Rachel Vass, Michael Fouts and Alex Rice, with NACE Foundation Executive Director, Kim Ray (Not pictured: Kurt Kowalski)

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