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Students in the Spotlight
Fostering Successful Careers
Tina Johnsen, BS 2018, earned the $3,500 Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship during her senior year. As a project engineering intern at Ryan Companies U.S. Inc., she worked on everything from budgeting to buyout and mobilization.I’ve been learning a lot about project management and have been putting what I'm learning into practice all summer.
Paying Dues Pays Off
Ana Rapalo-Padilla headed to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction Institute Student Days during her senior year. She and her teammates spent three days developing a construction project proposal for the event and were named the 2017 champions.The networking opportunities at this event were incredible. We met members of industry who extended job offers just for being the dedicated and involved students that we are in ASCE.
Makings of a Da Vinci Scholar
As an undergraduate, Lauren Case, BS 2011, was the president of the UA chapter of Engineers Without Borders and a 2010 Da Vinci Scholar. Her father inspired her choice of major.This is how I formed my definition of an engineer as someone who practically solves problems for the betterment of individuals, communities and societies all over the world.
Helping Out the Community
The UA chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers conducts community outreach events, including computer-training workshops to teach people how to create a resume and set up email accounts. Jose Aguilar, 2011 club vice president, said the workshops were beneficial for leaders as well as participants.Seeing the joy the event participants have when they set up a personal email address the first time, something we as engineers use daily and probably take for granted, brightens up my day.
Internships and Scholarships
Heavy civil construction association the Beavers awarded David Rodriguez the 2017-2018 Heavy Civil Scholarship. Rodriguez, who served as project manager for the UA ASCE concrete canoe team, also interned with Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. in Phoenix.I have been in contact with subcontractors requesting bid proposals, doing take-offs and attending scope-of-work review meetings.