The American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island, a professional association representing forty-eight engineering firms doing business in Rhode Island, presented a total of $12,500 in academic scholarships in January 2023. The five awards of $2,500 each were presented to the following students:
This annual scholarship is awarded for academic achievement, related work experience, extracurricular activities, and community involvement to full-time students enrolled in an engineering program that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC.)
Originally founded as the Rhode Island Consulting Engineers (RICE), ACEC-RI is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC.) The organization’s objective is to promote the business and professional interests of the engineering community. The Rhode Island member firms are committed to encouraging students to pursue an engineering education. In support of that goal, they have been rewarding academic scholarships to deserving engineering students for 30 years with a cumulative total of approximately $196,500.
This year we received twenty-five very strong applications to consider. I believe that far exceeds the number of applications we have received any other year. The accomplishments in the classroom and the extracurricular activities that they all take part in are outstanding. I believe the average GPA of all twenty-five applicants was around a 3.8. Needless to say, the selection of the winners by the reviewers was not an easy task as all the applicants were more than deserving.
This year’s recipients were
Logan Beattie is a Senior from URI pursuing a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating Logan intends on pursuing an advanced degree in environmental engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.
Daria Dibiasio is a sophomore at Eastern Connecticut State University pursuing a degree in Environmental Science.
Alaa Numes is a sophomore at the Roger Williams University pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering.
Harrison Offenburg is a freshman with at the University of Maryland. He is enrolled in the Gemstone Honors College which is a four year long research program developing solutions to one of the UN’s Sustainability Goals through research and testing.
Chase Steenburgh is a sophomore from Roger Williams University pursuing a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering.