Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Announces First National Scholarship Winners

New York, NY – June 15, 2012 - The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has named Daniel Lu, Cameron Ritchie and Barbara Simpson as the first recipients of its National Scholarship. Graduates from Cornell University, Princeton University and the University of Kansas, respectively, the three engineering students will each receive $10,000 to pursue a master’s degree in structural engineering.

The scholarship winners were chosen from 20 candidates at 12 universities across the country. Candidates were nominated by a university dean or department chair, and graded on factors such as career goals, academic accomplishments, and demonstrated interest in the integration of structural engineering and architecture. Recipients must intend to make an impact on the structural design of buildings, and practice structural engineering in the building field upon completion of their degree requirements.

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation jury, which reviewed the submissions, included Chicago Managing Principal Joe Burns and senior principals Bruce Gibbons of Los Angeles, Steve Hofmeister of Kansas City, Gary Mancini of New York and R. Wayne Stocks of Washington, D.C.

Daniel Lu

Cameron Ritchie

Barbara Simpson

Executive Quotes

“Daniel, Cameron and Barbara have bright futures ahead of them. We look forward to learning about the success and good fortune they come across in their graduate programs. The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is proud to offer students the opportunity to fulfill their dream of attending graduate school and pursue a career in structural engineering.”

Richard Tomasetti, chairman, Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

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About The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization established in February 2008, has two primary missions including funding fellowships, scholarships and internships for undergraduate students, and those planning to pursue graduate studies in building engineering, design or technology and providing financial support for individuals and organizations pursuing philanthropic activities related to building engineering, design or technology. Key elements of the program are college scholarships, traveling internships, and grants to, and partnerships with nonprofit organizations.


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