ASDSO Selects 2014-15 Scholarship Recipients
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has selected Jamie Bond and Emily Keck as the recipients of its 2014-2015 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship. This is the twenty-third year of the ASDSO Scholarship Program, which awards up to $10,000 to US citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams.
Jamie’s and Emily’s applications were chosen from 34 submittals received from schools across the country. Each will receive a $5,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year as well as a complimentary ASDSO student membership for one year and free registration to ASDSO’s 2014 annual conference held September 21-25 in San Diego, California.
Jamie is a senior at the Oregon Institute of Technology, majoring in civil engineering. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, where she participated in the steel bridge competition as the team co-captain, and worked on increasing membership for her school’s student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. She currently works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Walla Walla District, where she assists with levee inspections.
Emily is a senior at Rowan University, majoring in civil and environmental engineering. She is a member of several organizations, including the American Society of Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, and The Society of Women Engineers. She has been involved in several extracurricular activities, including repairing homes with the Appalachia Service Project. Emily recently worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control, where she reviewed engineering reports and plans and assisted with safety inspections.
According to ASDSO Scholarship Chairman John Moyle, "All of this year's candidates were highly qualified, but we were especially impressed by Jamie and Emily’s dam safety related activities, as well as their impressive academic standing."
Applications for ASDSO’s 2015-2016 dam safety scholarships will soon be available at www.damsafety.org. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2015.