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Winners

Editor's Note: The Ohio Gas Association launched its OGA
Scholarship program in 2017, awarding $1,000 scholarships to its
inaugural class, which included Hunter Barnes, Paige Cline and
Diana McGraw, all of Marietta College; Grant Foreman of the
University of Cincinnati, and Cole Kirkbride of Ohio Northern
University. The accompanying articles and photos tell their stories.

OGA Scholarship Helps Student Engineer
Transform Kindergarten Visions to Reality
BY NEIL DURBIN

FROM A YOUNG AGE, Grant Foreman envisioned a career in
electronics and engineering. "When I was in kindergarten, my
crayon drawings were always of circuit schematics," he recalls.
Foreman, who earned one of the inaugural Ohio Gas Association
Scholarships, is transforming those youthful visions into reality in
the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering.
The OGA Scholarship helped Foreman further his goal of paying as much of his own college expenses as possible. To minimize
costs, he is living at home and commuting to college, while also
applying for numerous scholarships and obtaining paid co-op
and internship positions.
For example, Foreman secured a paid internship at Northern
Kentucky University, using his existing "knowledge of engineering
to solve real life problems." To reduce the cost of buying expensive chemical instruments, his work involved fabricating several
homemade lab instruments, such as a do-it-yourself atomic force
microscope, a portable pH and temperature instrument for water
quality analysis, and an ultra violet-visible spectrophotometer.
Foreman had acquired this professional engineering experience
before taking his first classes on the University of Cincinnati's
main campus.
Foreman notes that he applied the OGA Scholarship money
toward some of his fall 2018 expenses at the University of Cincinnati,
including an electrical engineering program-required computer.
"I am very grateful for the Ohio Gas Association Scholarship,"
Foreman says. "This scholarship allowed me to continue on my
path to earning an electrical engineering degree and then contributing to the fascinating oil, gas or energy related fields."
Foreman attributes his preparation and pursuit of an oil and
natural gas industry career because of the industry's importance
to 21st century family life. "Our daily lives are constantly affected
by this vital field, from gasoline vehicles to power equipment to
heating our homes," he says.
"In order to use these resources, the energy field relies on innovative efforts from engineers in properly processing and refining
these fuels," he says. "Coming from a coal mining background, I
look forward to drawing on my electrical engineering skills in the
pro-energy environment."
The University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering requires
students to participate in five co-op rotations to graduate from the
program. Foreman is scheduled to work his first co-op rotation in
OGA PIPELINE * 2018

Grant Foreman, inaugural Ohio Gas
Association Scholarship recipient, volunteers
as a high school robotics team mentor while
he is now pursuing an electric engineering
degree at the University of Cincinnati.

Grant Foreman receives his
inaugural OGA Scholarship
from Association President
Jimmy Stewart at the Ohio
State House in Columbus.

spring 2019. "During these co-ops, I plan to further explore electrical engineering applications in the oil, gas or energy-related fields."
Foreman shares the following advice to future OGA Scholarship
Award winners: "I would recommend obtaining as much engineering experience as possible while in college. There are many
opportunities available to self-motivated students. Also, I would
recommend studying beyond what is taught in the classroom for
a deeper understanding of the subject. Try to apply the textbook
material to real-world experiences."

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OGA Pipeline 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of OGA Pipeline 2018

President’s Corner
Chair’s Report
OGA Members Commit to Achieve U.S. EPA Star Methane Challenge Emissions Goals
Names and Times Change for OGA Members, Safety, Service Commitment Remains Constant
All Aboard the Clean Air Express: Natural Gas Fueling Ohio Bus Fleets
Engineering a Mentoring Culture: Companies Developing Next Generation of Leaders
OGA Scholarship Winners
2018 OGA Affiliate, Associate, Corporate and Midstream Listings
2018 OGA Executive Board/Board of Trustees
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
OGA Pipeline 2018 - Intro
OGA Pipeline 2018 - cover1
OGA Pipeline 2018 - cover2
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - President’s Corner
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - Chair’s Report
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - OGA Members Commit to Achieve U.S. EPA Star Methane Challenge Emissions Goals
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - Names and Times Change for OGA Members, Safety, Service Commitment Remains Constant
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - All Aboard the Clean Air Express: Natural Gas Fueling Ohio Bus Fleets
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - Engineering a Mentoring Culture: Companies Developing Next Generation of Leaders
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - OGA Scholarship Winners
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - 2018 OGA Affiliate, Associate, Corporate and Midstream Listings
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OGA Pipeline 2018 - 2018 OGA Executive Board/Board of Trustees
OGA Pipeline 2018 - Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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