Celebration of Scholarships
C. R. Hayleck Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship History

Professor C. R. Hayleck established the C. R. Hayleck Undergraduate Scholarship in May 1992 to support undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Donor Statement

Charles R. Hayleck, Jr. (1920-1986) Professor Hayleck was a 1943 graduate of the University of Maryland College of Engineering. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War Two he returned to College Park in 1946 to teach while earning his master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1949. He was on the engineering faculty from 1946 until his death in 1986. During his years at Maryland, he taught courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, introductory engineering and drawing. He served as campus advisor, and national president, to Pi Tau Sigma, the international mechanical engineering honor society, and was a past president of the University's Engineering Alumni Association Chapter Board. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society, and the Philosophical Club of Washington. He was on the University's Athletic Council in the 1950's and helped in recruiting students who were interested in both athletics and engineering. In addition to his teaching duties and serving as the undergraduate advisor for the department, Professor Hayleck was a consultant to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the Naval Ordnance Lab, NASA, and COMSAT. At the College of Engineering, he is best remembered as a highly dedicated teacher and mentor who always had time for students. The C.R. Hayleck, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established by his family and friends as a tribute to his lifelong love of, and service to, the University of Maryland.

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