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Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Announces National Scholarship Winners
From left, Adam Bichir, Jingyu Lee and Francesca Renouard

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Announces National Scholarship Winners

(New York, NY – April 24, 2013) – The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has named Adam Bichir, Jingyu Lee and Francesca Renouard as recipients of its second annual National Scholarship awards. Soon to be graduates from the University of Michigan, Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Washington, 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 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.

Adam Bichir

Jingyu Lee

Francesca Renouard

Executive Quotes

“Adam, Jingyu and Francesca have proven themselves exemplary among their peers. Their innovative thinking will ensure they make great impacts on the contribution of engineering to the built environment. The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is proud to offer students the opportunity to fulfill their dream of attending graduate school and pursuing 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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