Charleston Engineers Joint Council Banquet 2021

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The Charleston Engineers Joint Council, also known as the CEJC, formed to inspire the youth of the Lowcountry. They seek, along with their partners, to be advocates of Charleston area STEM programs. CEJC seeks to be catalysts that create synergy between industry partners and leaders and educational institutions.

The CEJC hosts the Engineers Week Banquet each year. Here they award the Engineer of the year and the Technical Project Team of the Year, awards. They also give a minimum of two scholarships annually. In addition to providing multiple sponsorships to Lowcountry STEM programs and teams. In 2020, the CEJC awarded eight scholarships totaling $7,500. They also provided sixteen sponsorships for local STEM programs totaling more than $7,500.

What is the Charleston Engineers Joint Council Banquet?

Every year, the Charleston Engineers Joint Council hosts a banquet to honor and exalt high school students. Those select students got into an engineering or technology program for college. CEJC also supports two scholarships to a current student enrolled in a local university for engineering. In 2020 during the Engineering E-week Banquet, they provided four scholarships to four students from four different high schools.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Bob Quinn

At the Banquet they typically invite the honorees to attend and they also bring on a Keynote speaker for the ceremonies. This year, they selected Mr. Bob Quinn, Executive Director of the South Carolina Research Authority. Moreover, he shared a riveting Address titled, “A Lifelong Career Path of Technology and Business Adventure”. The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) fuels our State’s economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth by supporting academia and entrepreneurship.

Quin, prior to joining SCRA, worked in various executive roles for over 25 years. He began his career with the federal government, holding management positions at the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His current Board participation includes Charleston Regional Development Alliance and also the SCBIO. They also include Central SC Alliance, SC Council on Economic Education, and South Carolina Research Foundation.

Quinn holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s degree from George Washington University. He also completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford School of Business. Bob and his wife, Cathy, have three grown children, and are also impatiently awaiting grandchildren. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Summerville.

Scholarships Awarded

SCSPE Lee M. Clippard Memorial Scholarship: Lillian Hendricks (Senior Mech. Eng Student, The Citadel)

Mercedes-Benz Vans STAR Engineer Scholarship: Michael Greco (Senior Evening Elec. Eng Student, The Citadel)

2021 CEJC/PMI Technical Project Team of the Year Award

2021 CEJC Engineer of the Year Award


It is such a privilege and an honor to take part in sponsoring this project and also these young people. Custom Equipment Company is proud to fight on behalf of our State and other industry leaders. We do this to offer a helping hand to individuals who have worked hard for this honor.  If you are a part of the engineering world in one form or fashion, seek out the Charleston Engineers Joint Council CEJC. In conclusion, we wish you would join in as we seek to take the young people of the Lowcountry into a Brighter Tomorrow!


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