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Terracon Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to the Virginia Tech Foundation

posted 03.20.2019

Grant to Support Students in Civil and Environmental Engineering

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Terracon Foundation announced a $10,000 University Grant to the Virginia Tech Foundation. The grant will be used to continue the Terracon Graduate Fellowships program initiated in 2012 and an annual seminar series.

Fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year will be awarded to graduate students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, focusing on geotechnical, structural, and environmental engineering students. Students will be selected based on their academic capability with a strong consideration of their interest to continue careers in the consulting industry.

The fellowships are intended to allow Virginia Tech students to benefit from early hands-on experience in the industry. Aaron Muck, P.E., geotechnical services assistant director in Terracon’s Cincinnati office, championed the grant application.

“As an active Virginia Tech CEE Alumni board member since 2013, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in the civil and geotechnical engineering programs,” Muck said. “Terracon has made a graduate degree from Virginia Tech accessible for 13 students to date. I’ve met each recipient personally and it is clear the program continues to attract and recruit outstanding students.”

Current student and fellowship recipient Hunter Ingram, who was awarded a grant to start graduate school in the fall 2018 semester, said “It’s great to know that Terracon values higher education enough to invest in the next generation of the workforce.” Another 2018 grant recipient, Manish Dulal, said the fellowship allowed him to devote more time to researching geotechnical engineering.

For more information about the Virginia Tech Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, visit https://www.cee.vt.edu/.

For more information about the Terracon Foundation and other organizations it has supported, visit terracon.com/foundation.