Graduate Student Earns First Scholarship Awarded by Construction Writers Association

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Katie Basom Davis, a Florida Tech student working on a master’s degree in civil engineering, has earned the first-ever Build Your Future
scholarship from the Construction Writers Association. The award was for $2,000.

She was nominated for the scholarship by Florida Tech Professor Ralph Locurcio, a retired brigadier general in the Army Corps of Engineers. He said, “Katie
is an extremely dedicated and serious student. Her oral and written expression is excellent.”

Davis, who earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Florida Tech in 2006, is considering career opportunities in construction journalism,
marketing or public relations. Her academic concentration is in construction management.

The Construction Writers Association is a non-profit, non-partisan international organization. Its members are journalists, publicists, photographers and
marketing communications professionals serving the information communication needs of the construction industry.

Florida Tech offers a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in civil engineering through the College of Engineering.

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