SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a university grant in the amount of $6,000 to the University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH). The grant money will be used for faculty support to convert current classroom training courses in industrial hygiene to an online format.
The Terracon Foundation university grants support graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, purchase of equipment, and similar programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, based on employee recommendations.
RMCOEH is dedicated to protecting workers and their environment through interdisciplinary education, research, and service.
Donald Marano, P.E., C.I.H., from Terracon’s Salt Lake City office, championed the grant. Eric Wood, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of RMCOEH, proudly accepted the award.
“This funding will contribute to the future safety of workers by providing online educational tools for the health and safety students of today, who will be the practitioners of tomorrow. Additionally, it will advance our profession by giving students more alternatives to learn about various occupational hazards, solutions to these challenges, and proactive measures for prevention of injury and illness in the workplace,” said Marano.
The Terracon Foundation, established in 2008, also provides a broad range of grants to employee-championed community organizations, employee-dependent scholarships, and an annual national partner grant.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 35th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit terracon.com.