Florida Tech Announces Sverdrup Scholars
– Florida Tech’s Department of Civil Engineering announces that Jaime Miller and Francisco Garcia have been named Jacobs Sverdrup-Cape Canaveral Scholars.
Recipients of $2,500 each, the students will apply the scholarships to the current, 2003-2004, academic year.
Miller, treasurer of Florida Tech’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, graduated from Palm Harbor University High School . She is
also a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the college freshman honor society.
Garcia, from Ecuador , received the award for outstanding sophomore in civil engineering last spring. He is also is on Florida Tech’s American Society of
Civil Engineers’ steel bridge competition team, is a resident assistant, and plays the bass guitar in the Catholic Campus Ministry Orchestra.
Both rising juniors, they are interested in the area of construction management. Professor and Civil Engineering Department Head, Dr. Ashok Pandit, said
there are many possible career opportunities in this field.
“Because construction management uniquely combines design and engineering concepts with business skills, the students should be well-prepared to meet the
challenges of the business world,” said Pandit.
The Jacobs Sverdrup-Cape Canaveral Group Scholarships are funded by Jacobs Sverdrup Inc. The company is a member of Florida Tech’s Construction Industry