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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scholarships

Metriguard, Inc. Scholarship Fund

  • Awarded to Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering students who are U.S. citizens
  • Students must demonstrate diligence and persistence in meeting challenges and overcoming adversity
  • Recipient must have at least a 3.2 GPA
About the Donor

Metriguard was co-founded in 1972 by former electrical engineering faculty member James Logan and WSU alumnus and materials engineering faculty emeritus Roy Pellerin.  It was the first private company to spin off from technologies developed in the College of Engineering.

Metriguard designs and manufactures electronic and mechanical equipment used worldwide for testing and grading wood products for determining their most advantageous end use.  Their markets include sawmills, wood products companies and research facilities.  Metriguard test and measurement equipment works for lumber, timber, particleboard, oriented strand board and veneer for use in structural laminated veneer lumber.

Metriguard’s  products were developed from customer-identified needs and problems. Modulus of elasticity, bending strength, compression strength, shear strength, tensile strength, sonic velocity, defect detection, wood fiber angle and amount of fiber alignment are measured using Metriguard equipment. Metriguard innovations have enhanced traditional forest products testing equipment, and new equipment introduced by Metriguard has become the industry standard.

The fund income is restricted to the use of undergraduate scholarships for students pursuing a career in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Recipients shall be U.S. citizens, and will have demonstrated diligence and persistence in meeting challenges and overcoming adversity. Practical and academic background and accomplishments in engineering and in areas other than engineering will be considered.

To assist the scholarship committee in making its selections according to the above criteria, each applicant is encouraged to submit a short (one or two page) summary of background, accomplishments and career objectives.

To Contribute to This Fund

If you would like to make a gift to this scholarship fund, please contact:
Devon Anderson
Senior Director of Development
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science