Students receive prestigious CMAA scholarships
The Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) Chicago Chapter has awarded two of only three scholarships to CEE at Illinois students this year. Graduate student Kevin Han and undergraduate Becca Nothof were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to receive $1,000 each for furthering their studies in the field of construction management.
“This is very prestigious scholarship and only the very few top students in the Midwest receive it,” said CEE Assistant Professor Mani Golparvar-Fard, who is also the faculty adviser to the local CMAA student chapter. “This year in particular the process has been very competitive, but gladly CEE has secured one scholarship in each category of grad and undergrad students. These scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for our students to be recognized by the construction industry.”
Han is working on his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science. His research focuses on model-driven visual analytics for monitoring work-in-progress via site photologs and 4D Building Information Modeling (BIM). Nothof is an undergraduate student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program. She is the current president of CMAA's University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chapter and is interning with Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Her research focuses on BIM-based engineering and construction.
Applications for the CMAA Chicago Chapter scholarships are accepted from all Midwestern universities that have a program in construction management. When making their decision, the Selection Committee considers the quality of the applicant’s essay, academic performance, letters of reference and the student’s involvement in CMAA and/or relevant extra-curricular activities.