Posted on August 15, 2023 in Uncategorized

Technical Literacy Fellowship Winner 2023-24

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, established in 2008, is proud to announce the winner of the sixth annual Technical Literacy Fellowship.

The fellowship was developed to financially support projects that serve to enhance public technical literacy, with a particular focus on extreme loading events, wind and earthquake performance, environmental issues, risk, reliability, and safety within our built environment.

Dr. Herbert DaCosta

Following a rigorous nomination and selection process led by a jury consisting of Jim Glanz from The New York Times, Elisabeth Malsch, and Raymond Daddazio, the Foundation is excited to recognize Dr. Herbert DaCosta as this year’s recipient. DaCosta, who holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, won the $5,000 fellowship with his proposal aimed at elucidating the causes and impacts of climate change to a broad audience.

The Foundation is proud to support endeavors like Dr. DaCosta’s and eagerly looks forward to the positive impact his project will create.

About The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation:

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization established in February 2008, is focused on funding fellowships, scholarships and internships for undergraduate students and those planning to pursue graduate studies in building engineering, design, or technology. It also provides 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.