Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Grants

2015 Grants

Institution

Individual/Program

Amount

Bridges to Prosperity, Lehigh University Student Chapter

To support construction of a footbridge in Vaquilla, Panama.

$12,500

Engineers Without Borders, Cal Poly Chapter

To support the work to seismically retrofit a school in Nicaragua to serve as a refuge and education center for the community.

$3,500

Engineers Without Borders, Carroll College Chapter

To support the work to seismically retrofit a school in Guatamala to serve as a refuge for the community in natural disasters.

$6,500

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation National 2014-2015 Scholarships

$10,000 scholarships each to Denisa Buzatu, Adam Jesberger and Zachary Caamano-Withall.

$30,000

Urban Assembly

To support UA who is dedicated to empowering underserved students by providing them with the academic and life skills necessary for college and career success.

$5,000

2014 Grants

Institution

Individual/Program

Amount

Bridges to Prosperity, Lehigh University Student Chapter

To help fund the construction of a footbridge in Vallecita, Panama.

$10,000

Build Change

In support of training 70 vocational students in West Sumatra, Indonesia on earthquake-resistant design and construction techniques.

$5,000

Cooper Union Engineering Program

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has awarded two grants to The Center for Sustainable Engineering, Art and Architecture at Cooper Union in New York City to support the Reuse of Available Material, Energy, Structures and Supplies for Emergency Shelter (RAMESSES) project.

$12,500

Engineers Without Borders, Marquette University Chapter

To support construction of a vehicular bridge for 3,000 residents of villages in Guatemala.

$2,250

Engineers Without Borders, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chapter

To help fund a K-6 school to provide 250 children with accessible public education.

$18,000

Geohazards International

To support GHI's efforts to make concrete building on hillsides safer from earthquakes.

$17,500

Geohazards International

In support of training staff and students of Khaling National Institute of visually impaired earthquake saftey and preparedness.

$50,000

Lehigh University Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering Scholarship

An endowment to support the Eli W. Cohen-TTF Scholarship to Wenjing Li.

$5,000

PS 199 Science Center

To support STEM education through the building of a greenhouse-laboratory for environmental scienceon the roof of PS 199, a K-5 school.

$500

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation National 2014-2015 Scholarships

$10,000 scholarships each to Cole Brubaker, Erman Eruz and Aishwarya Puranam.

$30,000

The Urban Assembly

To support UA who is dedicated to empowering underserved students by providing them with the academic and life skills necessary for college and career success.

$5,000

Trilogy Pub - Amazing Engineers - International

To support the interest of upper elementary and middle school students in engineering as a career.

$500

2013 Grants

Institution

Individual/Program

Amount

Lehigh University and University of Southern California’s (USC) School of Architecture

One grant was awarded to Ivan Martynenko who is pursuing his Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering and the other was given to the USC School of Architecture for use toward doctoral research on building envelopes.

$10,000

Bridges to Prosperity

To help fund construction of a much-needed footbridge in Tiraque, Bolivia to be built with the help of the University of Michigan Bridges to Prosperity Chapter

$10,000

Build Change

Supporting vocational training which enables Build Change instructors to train 45 vocational students on earthquake-resistant design and construction in West Java, Indonesia.

$5,000

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Eli W. Cohen Endowment

A scholarship to Alexander Lakocy, a UI civil engineering major with a focus on structural engineering.

$1,500

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation National 2013/2014 Scholarships

$10,000 scholarships each to Adam Bichir, Jingyu Lee and Francesca Renouard to pursue graduate degrees in structural engineering.

$30,000

2012 Grants

Institution

Individual/Program

Amount

Lehigh University, Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering program

Jose Hernandez, from Northridge, Calif., received this grant in recognition of his academic excellence, outstanding work ethic and strong desire for a career in structural engineering.

$5,000

Geohazard

To fund student involvement in a network of earthquake engineering researchers and professionals who improve the behavior of concrete frames with infill walls.

$17,000

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation National 2012/2013 Scholarships

$10,000 scholarships each to Daniel Lu, Barbara Simpson and Cameron Ritchie to pursue graduate degrees in structural engineering.

$10,000

Building Foundations, Inc.

To support design consulting and construction management services and material costs for the development of sanitation and solar power systems in Repatriote, Haiti.

$7,500

2011 Grants

Institution

Individual/Program

Amount

ASCE Met Section, National Engineers Week Future City Competition

A national program to encourage interest in science, math and engineering among middle school students, who compete by designing a city using SIM City software, write an essay about the city, and make a scale model of the city and present it to a panel of judges.

$500

Engineers Without Borders

Support for two projects by EWB chapters at the University of Maryland College Park and Princeton University. The Maryland chapter is designing and building a sustainable stream crossing in Addis Alem, Ethiopia, to provide 30,000 people with safe access to markets during the rainy season. The Princeton chapter is building a school library in Ashaiman in the greater Accra Region of Ghana.

$25,000

Global Orphan Project

Support for the Global Orphan project, in collaboration with 360 Architecture, to support design and construction of an orphanage and school in Haiti, and an A/E educational component.

$15,000

GeoHazards International

Improving school earthquake safety in rural Peru. Funds will be used primarily to support training of Peruvian civil engineering students and constructing school seismic upgrades.

$15,000

Haiti Housing Collaborative

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation awarded a grant to the Haiti Housing Collaborative (HHC) for its ongoing work to support individuals and communities in Haiti still recovering from the 2010 earthquake.

$6,340

Planning Land Use with Students Program (PLUS) of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation awarded a grant to the Planning Land Use with Students Program (PLUS) of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University’s Earth Institute for its ongoing work in the New York metropolitan area.

$5,000

2010 Grants

Institution

Individual/Program

Amount

NYU/Poly

Scholarships for two students studying engineering or architecture, Andrew Bowen and Jacques Daoud.

$10,000

Engineers Without Borders, Michigan Technological University Chapter

A Thornton Tomasetti Foundation EWB Project Grant has been awarded to the Michigan Technological University Student EWB Chapter for their work on a Community Health and Nutrition Center in El Porvenir, Honduras.

$5,625

Engineers Without Borders, University of Pennsylvania Chapter

A Thornton Tomasetti Foundation EWB Project Grant has been awarded to the University of Pennsylvania Student EWB Chapter for their work on the Bome Valley Schools Hygiene and Sanitation project in Mbengwi, Cameroon.

$15,625

Lehigh University

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation awarded a $15,000 scholarship to Eddie M. Guerra, a student at Lehigh University.

$15,000

Lehigh University

Second year of support for the Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering Program.

$15,000

Engineers Without Borders, Central Michigan University Chapter

A Thornton Tomasetti Foundation EWB Project Grant has been awarded to the Central Michigan University Student EWB Chapter for their work on a bridge in Gualindo Arriba, El Salvador.

$5,000

Engineers Without Borders, Wisconsin Professional Partners and Marquette University Chapters

A Thornton Tomasetti Foundation EWB Project Grant has been awarded to the Wisconsin Professional Partners EWB Chapter for their work with the Marquette University Student EWB Chapter on a bridge in Joyabaj, Guatemala.

$5,000

Cooper Union

To support students helping develop low-energy mass housing for the urban environment in Ghana and sub-Sahara Africa, applying indigenous construction materials and methods.

$5,000

New York City Public Schools

Distribution of Trilogy Publication’s "Those Amazing Engineers" to New York City elementary and middle schools.

$5,000

16 Schools nationwide

Initiating the Adopt-a-School program for "Those Amazing Engineers."

$5,000

2009 Grants

Institution

Individual/Program

Amount

Engineers Without Borders, Cal Poly chapter

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has awarded a grant to the Cal Poly chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) for the construction of a healthcare clinic in Camilo Ortega, Nicaragua.

$9,000

Pennsylvania State University

Engineering senior thesis program.

$32,500 over three years

NYU-Poly, New York

One scholarship awarded to Yasmina Khan, a student at New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences who will take a course at NYU-Poly, and the other to Sebastian Sztukowski, an engineering student at NYU-Poly, who plans to take a course at NYU’s College of Arts and Science.

$10,000

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

For the exhibition, "Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward,"* a collaboration between the museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. (See Paul Goldberger's May 25, 2009 story in The New Yorker, "Spiraling Upward: Celebrating 50 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim.")

$10,000

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

Danny Lee Dian Woon, a junior civil engineering student, received the first Eli W. Cohen Scholarship in memory of the structural engineering pioneer who helped shape the Chicago skyline.

$25,000 endowment for the Eli W. Cohen Scholarship

Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Under the supervision of Dr. David E. Schaad, a group of engineering students are building a bridge near Oruru, Bolivia to help transport people, crops and livestock from the rural communities of the Iruma River valley. Follow the team's progress on their blog.

$5,000

2008 Grants

Institution

Individual/Program

Amount

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

Elizabeth Bava, student in the Masters of Engineering program. This scholarship was based upon the establishment of the Masters of Engineering program.

$15,000

Urban Assembly School of Design & Construction, New York, N.Y.

Award in honor of David Thurm to Gar Yan Yeung, a top-ranking senior from the first graduating class of UASDC.

$5,000

New York University

Scholarships to students Welkinson Robert (engineering) and Matthew Bouton (architecture), in honor of the affiliation of NYU and Polytechnic Institute.

$15,000