PWGC held its 2019 Environmental & Engineering Scholarship Luncheon at its corporate headquarters in Bohemia on August 14th. The scholarship winners were selected from a large pool of applicants that submitted essays on one of the following topics:
- Algae Blooms Issue in Long Island Lakes
- Off-Shore Wind Turbine Farms
- Sewering Suffolk County – Benefit or Detriment?
In addition, applicants may have included their area of study and/or their career plans.
Winners included Tristan Remkus of Pierson High School, Aidan Donnelly from Centereach High School, and Paige Schaefer from Pierson High School. They were awarded scholarships in the amounts of $750, $500 and $500, respectively.
Tristan Remkus and PWGC President/CEO Paul K. Boyce, PE, PG
“I continue to be impressed with the knowledge and initiative that our scholarship winners demonstrate on their applications. As always, our winners demonstrate their commitment to bettering the world in their pursuit of their higher education. I wish them the best of luck and I hope to see their faces again as interns for PWGC,” said PWGC COO Jim Rhodes, PG, who reviewed all of the applications submitted to PWGC.
PWGC has provided the Environmental & Engineering Scholarship for more than 20 years. Since then, it has awarded more than $30,000 to students with an interest in pursuing engineering and environmental science as a career.
Aidan Donnelly and PWGC President/CEO Paul K. Boyce, PE, PG
All of the awardees will pursue higher education opportunities this fall. Tristan will attend Clarkson University to study environmental engineering. Aidan will attend Stony Brook University to study engineering science. Paige will attend Lehigh University to study environmental engineering.
PWGC also provides an internship program every summer. The internship program allows students to incorporate their knowledge from the classroom into the real world. The hands-on experience is valuable to each student as they work towards their engineering and environmental degrees. “There is a need for real world experience in addition to classroom lectures to achieve the best educational experience for engineering and environmental students,” explained PWGC President/CEO Paul K. Boyce, PE, PG.