Posted on July 21, 2023 in Uncategorized

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation National Scholarship Recipients 2023-24

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s National Scholarship.

Recognizing outstanding academic achievements and commitment to integrating engineering and architecture, three students have been awarded $10,000 each towards their graduate studies in building engineering, design, or technology.

Following a rigorous nomination and review process overseen by a jury, including Thornton Tomasetti’s president, Wayne Stocks, Joel Barron, Theresa Curtis, Adam Hapij, and Michelle Olender, the successful candidates were chosen based on their academic accomplishments and demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the engineering and architecture professions.

Amanda Klepper

Klepper is a 2023 graduate from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, will be starting her Master’s program in Sustainable Design and Construction at Stanford University this fall. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Klepper showcased her passion for community-based accessibility and sustainability through her work as a structural engineering intern at WSP. Her upcoming pursuits include attaining a professional license in structural engineering.

Arthur Tsang

Tsang is a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering graduate from Duke University, will embark on his Master of Science in Structural Engineering at the University of California – Berkeley. Tsang was involved with a seismic research team in Kathmandu, Nepal, which pioneered a novel method for seismic source zone clustering. During his internship at KPFF, Tsang developed his understanding of the significance of structural resilience, a crucial component in the face of escalating climate disasters.

Taryn Ross

Ross, having graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, is set to pursue her Master of Science in Structural Engineering at Lehigh University. Ross’s co-op experiences with VHB and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. nurtured her enthusiasm for the synergetic relationship between architects and engineers. Ross aspires to contribute to a structural engineering design firm, focusing on developing innovative designs and restoring existing structures after completing her graduate studies.

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation extends its congratulations to Amanda, Arthur, and Taryn and looks forward to witnessing their future contributions to improving the built environment.

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.