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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Northeastern student Taylor Labbe as a recipient of the 2020 Education Corporation Presidents’ Scholarship.
Labbe is in her senior year at Northeastern University where she is pursuing a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. At Northeastern, she serves as an ABET Student Representative and has studied solid waste management in Sardinia, Italy through the Dean’s List Dialogue of Civilizations program.
In addition to her studies, Labbe is active in NEWEA and a basketball and hockey cheerleader at Northeastern. She is also active in the community, volunteering to judge the Middle School Science Fair at Pioneer Charter School of Science with ASCE, and at the aid station at the Vermont 100, a 100 mile endurance race to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport, an organization empowering people with disabilities through sports and recreation. During her time at Northeastern, she has interned at several local consulting firms, where her colleagues have referred to her as having “a good attitude about learning and engineering” and being a “critical team member”. In her essay, Labbe writes that “through the balance between fundamental principles, passion for the work, and innate knowledge of their communities … engineers truly become the movers and shakers of the world.”
The ACEC/MA Education Corporation Presidents’ Scholarship is an annual award designed to encourage and reward students studying engineering or land surveying. It was established in 2009, is funded by donations from ACEC/MA members and supported by the Scholarship’s annual fall golf tournament.
“The Presidents’ Scholarship is one of the many ways ACEC/MA recognizes emerging industry leaders,” said Jenn Howe, President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts and Principal and Vice President at SMMA, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates. “We congratulate Taylor on her outstanding achievement and have every confidence a career in Civil Engineering will bring her much success and great satisfaction.”
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is the business association of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island engineering industry, representing over 120 independent engineering companies engaged in the development of transportation, environmental, industrial, and other infrastructure. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Boston, MA, ACEC/MA is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, DC. ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations. For more information on ACEC/MA, visit their website at www.acecma.org. ACEC/MA is undertaking an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many contributions engineers make (or the engineering innovations) in everyday life through their hash tag #EngineeringGoFigure. To Follow us on Twitter: @
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