Terracon Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant To North Carolina State University PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 08:21
The Terracon Foundation announced a $5,000 grant to North Carolina State University (NCSU) to fund the Terracon Graduate Recruitment Assistance Fund. 
The fund is aimed at assisting prospective graduate students with visiting costs, allowing more students to visit NCSU, and allowing the university to expand the applicant pool and continue to select top talent. 
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 22nd on Engineering News-Record’s 2020 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com.
“Terracon’s Raleigh office has a longstanding relationship with NCSU,” said Aaron Layne, national director of materials based in Terracon’s Raleigh office, who championed the grant. “We have supported multiple professors with research projects by providing equipment and technical advice, volunteered at the university, participated in fundraisers, and more. I look forward to solidifying our relationship with NCSU and supporting a great university that is integral to the engineering community we work in every day.”
“Graduate students are essential to our mission to provide the very best engineering education and to conduct leading-edge research to develop sustainable infrastructure for society,” said Morton A. Barlaz, Ph.D., P.E., head of the department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. “I am grateful for Terracon's support for recruiting the very best graduate students to NC State. Our graduates have a long history of growing into leaders in engineering practice.”
The Terracon Foundation has been making grants to provide engineering students with scholarships since 2008. For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit terracon.com/foundation/.
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