Paul and Liba Straznicky ScholarshipEstablishing a Scholarship for Aerospace Students with Demonstrated Leadership Ability

Paul and Liba Straznicky Scholarship

The Rundown

In honour of Professor Paul Straznicky’s 20-year teaching career, as well as the commitment he and his wife Liba have demonstrated toward Carleton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering alumni are working together to establish a new scholarship that would support students within this department.

This campaign hopes to enhance the Paul and Liba Straznicky Scholarship by raising $5,000 by September 30, 2016.  Your contribution today would help a student as early as the 2016/17 academic year.

The scholarship would be awarded to an upper-year Aerospace student with demonstrated leadership ability.

The Background

Professor Paul Straznicky joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1989. He has inspired thousands of students over the years and continues to teach as Professor Emeritus. It was professor Straznicky who brought the fourth-year final capstone project concept to life within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

This scholarship is a meaningful way to honour the dedication and commitment the Straznickys have for the Aerospace students at Carleton.

Leading the campaign is Omer Majeed, P.Eng, proud Aerospace graduate (BEng/92 & MEng/95) and owner of Specific Range Solutions Limited. Omer was taught by professor Straznicky:”Having worked on a number of aircraft programs, I can personally attest to the merit of the capstone project as part of my education as an engineer.” Omer hopes many other alumni, friends and faculty members will join in to support the Straznicky Scholarship.

The Rollout

We aim to raise $5,000 with the support of friends, family, alumni and colleagues of Professor Paul Straznicky and his wife Liba.

The Benefits

Carleton’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering combines classroom study with practical hands-on experience and works closely with industry leaders. Its undergraduate and graduate programs are second to none in Canada, and are highly regarded internationally.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering uses donor-funded scholarships to highlight and reward top students for exceptional work. Scholarships provide much needed financial support which allows the best and brightest to concentrate on their studies and deepen their on-campus engagement and leadership skills.