With the passing of DMSC (Digital Metrology Standards Consortium) co-founder Bailey Squier in July 2023, the DMSC Board of Directors contemplated ways to ensure his accomplishments and legacy are not forgotten. As a symbol for our gratitude and admiration for the life and legacy of Bailey H. Squier, the DMSC Board of Directors established the Bailey H. Squier DMSC Metrology Memorial Scholarship.
The DMSC has funded an endowment, in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), sufficient to provide an annual scholarship fund that can make up to two awards annually to deserving students in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum at UNCC.
The awarded student must have a concentration in Precision Engineering and Metrology from the William States College of Engineering and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additional elements, such as leadership and practicum, will be included as secondary criteria for a UNCC selection committee to determine the successful recipient.
Serving as the DMSC co-founder and from 2005 to 2019, Bailey’s leadership efforts helped make QIF (Quality Information Framework) into the leading digital metrology standard for Model-Based Enterprise.
Prior to DMSC, Bailey was well-known throughout the ANSI and ISO standards organizations, with substantial influence over Manufacturing and Quality standards during his 40-year career with the CAM-I organization. Additionally, Bailey was the primary technology architect of the DMIS (Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard) metrology standard which enabled traceability of measurement processes and interoperability between coordinate measuring systems.
Curtis Brown, DMSC President, remembers; “… Bailey had a warm personality that one could never forget. He would draw people to him and leave them smiling when he left. He was just as comfortable discussing nuclear fission as he was talking about weather. We are honored to provide a lasting remembrance with this scholarship”.
The required high academic standards and attributes will ensure this scholarship reflects Bailey’s affinity for leadership, engineering, and metrology. The inaugural award for this newly announced memorial scholarship will be for the upcoming Fall 2023 semester at UNCC.
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