Architectural engineering student awarded top-level scholarship
MANHATTAN — Dawson Bailey, Raytown, Missouri, Kansas State University senior in architectural engineering in the concurrent bachelor's and master's degree program with an emphasis in structural engineering, has received the Gold Award, a $2,500 scholarship from the Mid-West Concrete Industry Board and Concrete Promotional Group.
The Gold Award is presented to college engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or higher degree that includes concrete and concrete design courses as an integral part of their academic program. Those selected are evaluated on potential for growth, character, leadership capacity and career interest.
"Receiving this scholarship is such an honor and will be extremely beneficial moving into my fifth year of college," Bailey said. "Having these funds will help with the stress of my final year of school by allowing me to focus more on learning and less on finances. Concrete as a building material has always intrigued me and I'm very appreciative of this type of support from the industry."
Bailey is advised by Bill Zhang, associate professor in the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at K-State.
"We are fortunate to have the support of the Mid-West Concrete Industry Board and Concrete Promotional Group for our programs," said Kimberly Kramer, professor of architectural engineering and construction science, director of graduate studies, GE Johnson Construction Science endowed chair, and faculty adviser for the American Concrete Institute in the department.
"They provide speakers for classes or seminars, offer individual expertise to students needing resources for academic projects and allow us access to their concrete plants for site visits," she said.