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Richard Edward Kaminski (1944 -2014)

Richard Kaminski, long-time IIE activist in Baltimore, and last President of the Baltimore IIE Chapter, passed away of natural causes on January 14, 2014.

A 1956 graduate of the University of Maryland, IE program, he was retired from his role of Administrative Industrial Manager with the Baltimore City Public Schools. Richard was known as an activist in the Baltimore IIE Chapter. Over the years, he was responsible for planning numerous joint activities with our National Capital Chapter.

In 2002 Richard was instrumental in establishing a local Baltimore scholarship award in the name of IIE Fellow, Robert H. Roy. Robert H. Roy was an Associate IE professor at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University who ultimately became Dean of Engineering Science at that school.

In recent years, Richard worked diligently to maintain the Baltimore Chapter in the environment of the decline of the city’s vibrant, diverse industrial base. When the Baltimore Chapter was merged with the National Capital Chapter of IIE in 2011, Richard was the remaining active officer. He undertook a campaign to assure that his Chapter’s treasury would continue to sustain IIE’s legacy of active participation in Baltimore’s greater engineering community. In collaboration with the National Capital Chapter of IIE, he developed a program to fund ongoing contributions to Baltimore Science Fair awards, Engineers’ Week, and Student Chapter activities at Morgan State University.

The related Baltimore Sun obituary can be found at: http://bit.ly/1dGsSVR

Richard Kaminski presents the speakers’ gift to Capt. Drew C. White, US Army  Corps of Engineers, with Bruce Petro NCC- IIE, at the May 23, 2007 joint meeting of the Baltimore and National Capital IIE Chapters.

Richard Kaminski presents the speakers’ gift to Capt. Drew C. White, US Army Corps of Engineers, with Bruce Petro NCC- IIE, at the May 23, 2007 joint meeting of the Baltimore and National Capital IIE Chapters.

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