Two of our department's Class of 2014 seniors, Emily Stinson and Ellen Tung, won scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Emily Stinson was awarded a Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Scholarship. The Wire Reinforcement Institute's mission is to be the concrete construction industry's leading source for timely, objective, credible information on the uses and benefits of Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR) and related products. The WRI Education Foundation awards over $133,000 to engineering students at universities across the U.S.
Emily's senior thesis advisor is Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens.
Ellen Tung was awarded an American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Education Scholarship. AISC is a non-profit technical institute and trade association to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the U.S. The institute enjoys a close working relationship with architects, engineers, and educators, and is recognized for its professional status in the fields of specification writing, structural research, design development and performance standards. The AISC Education Foundation awards scholarships totalling $65,000 across universities in the U.S.
In addition, Ellen was also a recipient of an internship during the summer of 2013 sponsored through the Construction Industry Advancement Program of NJ (CIAP NJ). Each year the program seeks sophomore and junior engineering and construction technology majors to participate in a summer internship program with a New Jersey highway and utiltity construction company. Candidates who are chosen and hired by one of the companies will have a minimum 12-week paid internship and a scholarship of $2,500-$3,500. Ellen was hired by and had a very successful internship with Trevcon Corporation.
Ellen's senior thesis advisor is Professor Branko Glisic.
Congratulations to Emily and Ellen on their scholarships!