Dr. Eddie Koury Memorial Award
Dr. Eddie Koury was born in Trinidad and Tobago where he attended high school at Queen’s Royal College (QRC), a school with enrollment of about 750 boys. He spent seven years at the school and was successful in his General Cambridge Certificate Advanced Level Exams for which he won a prestigious National Scholarship honoring the country’s top students. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Queens College, Cambridge University, England. He completed his Ph.D from MIT in 1996 and the findings from his thesis on “Drag Reduction by Polymer Solutions in Riblet Pipes” have been quoted in subsequent publications. He had presented his work both in America and Europe.
He returned to his native country where he worked initially in the oil industry and lectured in the Engineering Department at the University of the West Indies. In 2002 he founded his own company in which he developed and manufactured his own line of household cleaning agents. He was a recruiter for MIT and mentored students bound for that university as well as others. He was tragically killed in 2005 and in his memory his family has established an award at QRC honoring the Most Improved Chemistry student. The Dr. Eddie Koury Memorial Award is honored to have its awardees attend the National Youth Science Camp and grateful for the support offered by the Science Camp.
Recipients (Click on student’s name to learn more about them)