Architectural engineering students win national scholarships
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University architectural engineering students have been selected to receive two of the five national scholarships awarded by the Committee of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Alex Pint, fifth-year graduate student, Leawood, will receive the $7,500 Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Scholarship in Honor of David D. Kennedy; and Daniel Weisenberger, senior, Toronto, will receive the $3,000 Small Firm Council Scholarship.
"This is certainly exciting news that our students have garnered two of the five prestigious scholarships offered by the council," said Ray Yunk, professor and head of the architectural engineering and construction science.
Criteria for the scholarship selection included students' extracurricular activities, work experiences, references and a written essay on the topic "What is the role or responsibility of the consulting engineer or land surveyor in mitigating the impact of natural disasters?"
The other three national scholarship awardees for 2015 were from Stanford, Purdue and California State universities. Kansas State University was the only university with more than one winner.