Four CSEE undergraduate students receive ACEC New York scholarships


by Sarah D'Iorio

Published May 4, 2015

Four undergraduate students in UB’s Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering have been awarded scholarships from member firms of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York).

Alexandra Leader (environmental engineering), Wil Nagengast (civil engineering), Adrianne Richardson (civil engineering), and Mary Beth Toukatly (civil engineering) each received scholarships for $2,500. Leader received the Parsons Brinckerhoff Scholarship, Nagengast received the ACEC New York Eastern Region Scholarship, Richardson received the ACEC New York Western Region Scholarship, and Toukatly received the Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. Scholarship.

The UB scholarship recipients will be recognized at the council’s winter conference in Albany on January 24, 2016.

Since 2012, ACEC New York has administered the statewide scholarship program in order to promote consulting engineering to the next generation, award outstanding engineering students and help New York retain promising young talent. The scholarships are awarded based on the students’ cumulative grade-point average, college activities, work experience and essays on consulting engineering.

ACEC New York is made up of more than 280 firms representing every discipline of engineering related to the built environment—civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical—and affiliated companies. The organization’s mission is to further the business interests of its members through advocacy, networking, education and business services.