Frank and Dorothy Stulen M-TEC Scholar Award
This scholarship was created in 2002 by the Rotary Club of Traverse City in honor of Frank and Dorothy Stulen. Frank Stulen was one of a pair of Traverse City entrepreneurs who revolutionized industrial production in the post-World War II era through the invention of numerical control. In the late 1940s, Frank Stulen and John Parsons introduced technology to control and standardize manufacturing processes. Their innovations triggered a “second Industrial Revolution,” in Stulen"s words, and their work has impacted industries from airline manufacturing to robotics to computer-aided design. In 2001, NMC named its technical education facility, the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC), after the two Traverse City men.