WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Brown and Caldwell, a leading nationwide environmental engineering and consulting firm, today announced the recipients of its 2012 scholarships awards. Each year, Brown and Caldwell provides college scholarships to promising full-time students pursuing careers in the environmental engineering industry under three award programs: the Garr M. Jones Scholarship in Hydraulics; the Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship, and the Minority Scholarship Program.
The Garr M. Jones Scholarship in Hydraulics was established to honor Jones’ more than 50 years of impact to the engineering industry by promoting excellence in hydraulic analysis and design. Garr is co-editor of three editions of Pumping Station Design — required reading in the field — and he has been involved with hundreds of projects during the course of his career. The $5,000 scholarship is open to full-time University of Washington students pursuing education and careers within the environmental industry, specializing in hydraulics.
Titus Booker, a graduate student at the University of Washington, is the recipient of the 2012 Garr M. Jones Scholarship in Hydraulics. Booker earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Washington and was involved in Engineers Without Borders and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Currently, he is serving as an intern with the City of Seattle.
The Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Eckenfelder and his more than 50 years of pioneering work in the environmental profession, Brown and Caldwell annually awards this $5,000 scholarship to a student pursuing education and a career within the environmental industry.
Stephanie Bolyard, a graduate student at the University of Central Florida, is the 2012 Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship winner. Bolyard is a graduate research assistant studying leachate treatment and municipal solid waste landfills, and served as an intern in Brown and Caldwell’s Orlando office. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Central Florida. In April 2012, Bolyard was recognized as Volunteer of the Month by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE), where she serves as the Chair of both the Student Membership Subcommittee and the Student and Young Professionals Committee.
Through its Minority Scholarship Program, Brown and Caldwell provides time and monetary commitment to invest in scholarships, internships and mentoring for full-time minority college students at the junior, senior or graduate level majoring in environmental engineering. This year’s recipients are:
- John Brito, a graduate student at the University of Missouri, studying civil and environmental engineering. He is active in National Society of Black Engineers and the Water Environment Federation.
- Tianlin Chang, an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech, studying environmental engineering. She is an active member of the Women in Engineering Mentoring program, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, and the Association of Environmental Engineers & Scientists.
- Naheed Iqbal, a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying environmental science with a concentration in water resources management. Iqbal is a member of the Association of Environmental Professionals.
- Jennifer Casanova, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina, studying environmental sciences and engineering. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and natural science. Casanova also is involved with Engineers Without Borders and is just returning from a project trip to Ecuador.
Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of Brown and Caldwell professionals on the basis of their academic accomplishments.
Each year, scholarships are open to full-time college students enrolled in their junior or senior years or graduate programs. For details on eligibility, visit http://brownandcaldwell.com/scholarships.asp.
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