Civil engineering major earns one of four $2,000 awards

A civil engineering technology student at Pennsylvania College of Technology is one of four to be recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Central Pennsylvania Section for outstanding academic achievement.

Among those presented with a $2,000 check at the section’s November dinner meeting, marking the 27th time that the awards have been presented, was Derek M. Grose, of Watsontown. Grose earned an associate degree in surveying technology in May and is scheduled to add a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology at the end of the Spring 2019 semester.

Derek M. Grose, of Watsontown, a civil engineering technology student at Penn College, has received a $2,000 award from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Central Pennsylvania Section.

“Derek is an outstanding student and displays a passion for his chosen career field,” said Carol A. Lugg, dean of construction and design technologies at Penn College. “The recognition and financial support from the industry professionals in our region is very much appreciated.”

The scholarship award is available to students who attend one of six colleges or universities within ASCE’s Central Pennsylvania Section – Bucknell University, Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State University Park, Penn College, Messiah College or York College – or who reside within the section’s geographical boundaries.

The student awards are funded by the Geo-Institute, one of ASCE’s eight specialty institutes, with proceeds from the annual Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference.

For more information about civil engineering technology and surveying technology majors, visit the School of Construction & Design Technologies or call 570-327-4518.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Grose is congratulated by Christopher W. Smith (left), student awards chair of the ASCE Central Pennsylvania Section, and Kerry B. Henneberger, section president. (Photo provided)

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