SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a community grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase equipment for a civil engineering course that is part of the Project Lead the Way Engineering Signature Program.
The Terracon Foundation community grants support local, nonprofit programs with active engagement of Terracon employees in communities where they live and work.
The Shawnee Mission Education Foundation (SMEF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, promotes innovative and challenging teaching and learning in Shawnee Mission schools. SMEF stands with the community and district to maintain and strengthen the tradition of excellence in Shawnee Mission schools.
Craig K. Denny, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, from Terracon’s Lenexa office, is involved with the organization and championed the grant. Linda Roser, executive director of Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, proudly accepted the award.
“Terracon’s grant award extends their industry expertise into the classroom by funding equipment above and beyond the basics required by Project Lead the Way,” said Roser. “Terracon’s investment ensures Shawnee Mission students have hands-on experience with the most current tools of the trade in Civil Engineering to better prepare them for future careers.”
The Terracon Foundation, established in 2008, provides community grants to a broad range of employee-championed organizations. The Terracon Foundation also funds university grants, 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.