Silent Hoist and Crane Company Graduate Materials Handling Prize Award

The Silent Hoist and Crane Materials Handling Prize is awarded annually for the best one or two papers on the topic of materials handling. The fund to support this competition was provided through a generous grant from the Wunsch Foundation in the name of Silent Hoist and Crane Company.  

Papers must address some aspect of materials handling.  Topics related to movement, storage, control and protection of everything from raw materials to finished products are acceptable.  The paper may be written specifically for this award, or it may be a paper written as part of a course, co-op, research or internship.  

Awards

  • 1st prize = $4,000
  • 2nd prize = $2,000

Note: The award selection committee reserves the right to determine the number of prizes awarded. 

Eligibility

  • Graduate students in SEAS
  • Work completed during the prior 12 month period are eligible

Submission

Email PDF submissions to Christine Human, with Subject: Silent Hoist and Crane - Graduate - Student Name. Submissions should include the following:

  • Applicant Name
  • UB Person Number
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Major and level
  • Paper: Max 2000 words. Include title page, table of contents. Use APA style for citation and list of references.
  • Deadline: April 30

Selection

  • Winners will be chosen by a faculty/staff committee

Questions

  • Contact Christine Human, Associate Dean for Accreditation and Student Affairs