Today the American Council of Engineering Companies, California announced the recipients of its 2018-2019 Scholarship Foundation awards. ACEC California’s Scholarship Foundation awards annual scholarships to accomplished graduate and undergraduate college students working toward a degree in engineering or land surveying, with the top award recipient nominated to apply for the ACEC National scholarship competition.
“ACEC California members are proud to help support the bright and promising careers of these students,” said Brad Diede, Executive Director of ACEC California. “As California moves forward to strengthen its transportation, water and housing infrastructure, it is important to help invest in developing the next generation of engineering and land surveying professionals.”
In total, ACEC California awarded a total of $52,000 in scholarship funds to 11 students: five graduate students and six undergraduate students. This year’s scholarship recipients have demonstrated notable achievement in their respective areas of study and a strong interest in pressing policy issues facing California, including: co-authoring international conference papers regarding seismic behavior of tall buildings; drafting research estimating the future costs of shared autonomous vehicles; and leading a research project involving the study of the mechanical behavior of hybrid fiber-reinforced concrete.