Civil Engineering Students Get APAI Support for Futures

Monday, February 08, 2021
Photos of the four students smiling.

The Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana presented scholarships this year to civil engineering students Lauren Conley, Jake Phillips, Trent Shepherd, and Zachary Tate to support their career aspirations. (Photos provided by APAI)

Four civil engineering students have been recognized as Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) Scholars and received scholarships to support their career ambitions in civil engineering, construction management and construction engineering. The honors were presented at the organization’s 2020 virtual winter conference.

Rose-Hulman’s 2020 APAI Scholars are:

Lauren Conley, a senior from Pickerington, Ohio, who has been an officer in the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She has had summer internships with City of Carmel, Wessler Engineering and Parsons Corporation.

Jake Phillips, a sophomore from Mooresville, Indiana. He is a member of the ASCE chapter and has participated in professional development sessions with ARCO Construction Company, Bowen Engineering Corporation, Moffatt & Nichol, Inc., and Kimley-Horn.

Trent Shepherd, a senior from Warsaw, Indiana, who learned about project engineering during a co-op work opportunity with Messer Construction Company in Indianapolis. He is an ASCE chapter member and has attended educational sessions on public policy, graduate school and engineering project management.

Zachary Tate, a senior from Maryville, Tennessee, who is a member of the Rose Innovative Student Entrepreneurs student group and ASCE. He has had summer internships with Garney Construction Company and Hayward Baker Inc., both in Tennessee.

APAI supports students at six nationally accredited Indiana colleges and universities. Students completed interviews with members of the organization’s scholarship committee. The organization had a $40,000 scholarship fund this year. It is hoped that the scholarship recipients will remain in Indiana following graduation and seek employment with APAI’s member contractors.