2008 Scholarship Recipients
Nagesh Nayak was presented with the top award for 2008. He is a graduate student at the University of South Florida (USF) pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Mr. Nayak is the Marketing Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers Student, Chapter at USF and a member of the ITE at USF. His area of concentration is transportation engineering and his expected date for graduation is Summer 2010. As a future transportation engineer, “he wants to apply his knowledge and expertise to confront the traffic challenges in the State of Florida and develop sustainable solutions that are beneficial to our communities.”
Enrique Gonzalez-Velez is a doctoral candidate at University of South Florida (USF). His area of concentration is transportation engineering and his expected date of graduation is Spring 2010. Mr. Velez is a member of the National Scholars Honor Society. He is currently a research assistant with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and has previously served as a teaching assistant at the University of Puerto Rico.
Patricio Alvarez is a doctoral candidate at Florida International University (FIU). His area of concentration is transportation engineering and his expected date of graduation is December 2010. Mr. Alvarez is very active in professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chi Epsilon the National Civil Engineering Honor Society and he serves as the Vice President of the FIU ITE student chapter. He earned the Outstanding Masters Graduate Award from the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU in 2008.