MELBOURNE, FLA. — Linh Nguyen, graduate student in the department of marine and environmental systems (DMES) at Florida Institute of Technology, has been
awarded a $1,000 Kimley-Horn/Don Beccasio Graduate Fellowship.
Nguyen is pursuing her master’s degree in coastal zone management. For her fellowship, she is working with the Brevard County Natural Resources Management
Office on the Comprehensive Maritime Management Master Plan (CM3P). The CM3P is a project of Matt Culver, DMES alumnus in coastal zone management.
The fellowship is awarded annually. Students applying must submit a one-page essay on the role of environmental consultants in providing optimal solutions
to vital contemporary issues. Selection is based on the essay and the applicant’s academic record.
Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. of Raleigh, N.C. was founded in 1967 by transportation planners and traffic operations experts. Don Beccasio, a longtime
Kimley-Horn employee, promoted the development of consulting expertise in environmental systems. After his death, the company established the fellowship in
his name for graduate students pursuing environmental science who are interested in a career in environmental consulting.
The department of marine and environmental systems offers degree programs in costal zone management, environmental sciences, marine science, meteorology,
ocean engineering, Earth remote sensing, oceanography and environmental resource management.