AGA 2012 Scholarship Winners Announced
The American Galvanizers Association is happy to announce the winners of the 2012 Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K. Schutz Scholarship essay contest. Three students were chosen out more than 20 applicants enrolled in architecture, construction, or engineering programs in colleges across North America.
Securing the first place prize of a $2,500 scholarship is Emmanuel Mendoza, a student earning his Master of Science Degree in Structural Engineering at San Jose State University. His essay proposed a local pedestrian bridge should be made using hot-dip galvanized steel for corrosion protection rather than costly concrete, and he supported his argument by pointing out the aesthetic, safety, and sustainability benefits of using galvanized steel.
The second place winner of a $1,500 scholarship is James Heck, a Mechanical Engineering major at Cal State Long Beach. The third place winner, 19-year-old Christopher Laabs was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Laabs is an Architecture student and AIAS member earning a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
The winners and their essays may be viewed at http://galvanizeit.org/resources/scholarship/current-winners. For more information on next year’s program, visit the AGA’s scholarship page at www.galvanizeit.org/scholar.