The BAES Specialized Merit Awards provide one student an exclusive merit award for each category of either a $2,000 or $5,000 one-time merit award used towards tuition, books, and/or room & board for Black American students entering engineering programs.

Jim Lally & Bob Lally Aeronautical Engineering Merit Award- BAES - Black American Engineering Scholarship


Jim Lally & Bob Lally were founders of the WNY sensor company, PCB Piezotronics. Both were extremely passionate about technology and aviation. PCB sensors are used in a myriad of aerospace applications, as diverse as flight flutter testing, ground vibrations testing, wind tunnel and propulsion pressure testing, as well as structural health monitoring.

The two brothers were strong supporters of university research through equipment donations and always had time for student engineers at the many conferences PCB attended. Starting as the underdog in the industry, they valued hard work, strong technical understanding supplemented with hands-on/test validation, and practiced servant leadership as the company grew to prominence in the industry.

Steven D Miskin Mechanical Engineering Merit Award BAES


Steven D. Miskin

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