ACEC/MA Awards Education Corporation President's Scholarship to Northeastern student Regan Kelly

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BOSTON - BostonChron -- The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Northeastern student Regan Kelly as a recipient of the 2021 Education Corporation Presidents' Scholarship.

Kelly is pursuing a dual Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Civil Engineering at Northeastern University with a concentration in Structures. To prepare for her May 2022 graduation date, Regan has worked as a geotechnical and structural engineering co-op at two local consulting firms. During her most recent co-op, her supervisor was "very impressed with Regan's grasp beyond the factual or obvious information, and her ability to think critically and formulate a plan for solving the problem at hand." These skills extend to her academic life as she is a member of the University Honors Program and Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies, and has won both the President's Award and Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Awards. Regan believes in civil engineers' duty to serve the communities in which they operate and to "address infrastructure needs and challenges in a way that emphasizes safety, fairness, and quality." This mindset reinforces Regan's decision to pursue a career in civil engineering.

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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 and 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 Scott Miller PE, President of ACEC/MA and Vice President and Regional Vice President for Haley Ward. "We congratulate Regan on her outstanding achievement and have every confidence a career in Civil Engineering will bring her much success and great satisfaction."

About ACEC/MA
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:  @ACECMA.

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