Celebration of Scholarships
Professor Boris L. Krayterman Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship History

In memory of her husband, Irina Krayterman established the Professor Boris L. Krayterman Memorial Scholarship in December 2005 to support mechanical engineering students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Donor Statement

Dr. Boris L. Krayterman was born in the Ukraine and received his doctorate in engineering mechanics at the Polytechnical Institute at Saratov, where he served on the faculty from 1962 to 1969. He was an associate professor of engineering mechanics at the Ukrainian Institute of Hydraulic Engineers at Rovno from 1969 to 1979.[BR][BR] He came to the United States in 1980 and worked at the Bechtel Power Corporation in Gaithersburg, Maryland until 1985. He taught calculus at Montgomery College before joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1986, where he taught courses in aerospace and mechanical engineering.[BR][BR] His enthusiasm and love for teaching students and life in general was evident immediately. Dr. William H. Walston, former associate chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering wrote in a letter: "Boris spared no effort in his attempt to give our students and our department his very best. Boris was an excellent teacher, a friend of his students and a beloved member of our faculty. We all looked forward to seeing Boris each day - he seemed to pass out enthusiasm to each of us. His presence and participation in faculty and student activities made our lives more pleasant. He would schedule extra hours to help students with any problems before their exam."[BR][BR] Dr. Krayterman was the author of more than 40 articles dealing with the analysis of shell structures, and also held four patents. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.[BR][BR] Boris Krayterman passed away on October 9, 1990. He is survived by his wife Irina, a physician of Internal Medicine, a son, Anatoly, a Clark School of Engineering alumnus who received his degree in electrical engineering, and a daughter Luba, who received her MBA at NYU in finance and business administration. His family has established an endowed scholarship to honor the wonderful memories of Boris, as a person, husband, father, scientist and a great teacher.[BR][BR]

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