University News – March 7

Doctoral student receives fellowship

Anna Gorczyca recently received the Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health.The award is given by the American Heart Association council on Epidemiology and Prevention to recognize the top abstracts related to cardiovascular research in women’s health. She accepted the award at this year’s conference in Phoenix, Arizona, last week.

Gorczyca will finish her doctorate in epidemiology this May from Indiana University. She is the first doctoral student in Indiana University history to receive the award.

Student earns memorial engineering scholarship

University of Evansville student Forrest J. Plumlee, Columbus, has been named the first recipient of the Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship.The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior civil engineering student at UE’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Plumlee received the scholarship during the university’s 19th annual Engineers Week Banquet Feb. 24.

Jones, a structural engineer who the scholarship is named for, died in 2015 while inspecting a tower. Jones worked in the broadcast tower industry for 30 years and served as president and an engineer for Consolidated Engineering Inc. He was also vice president of structural engineering at Electronics Research, Inc.

The National Association of Tower Erectors and the Tower Family Foundation recently established the scholarship to recognize Jones’ legacy.

INDOT to offer civil engineering scholarships

The Indiana Department of Transportation is offering civil engineering scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester, and paid employment during summer breaks and upon graduation.Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana’s certified civil engineering schools and apply at Applications for the 2016-17 school year must be postmarked by Thursday, March 31.

INDOT’s civil-engineering scholarship program offers $3,125 per semester or $2,083 per trimester for up to five years of post-secondary civil engineering education. Scholarship funds can be applied to educational expenses, fees and books. In return, recipients will work for INDOT in a variety of full-time, paid positions during their summer breaks and upon graduation.

Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana’s Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology certified civil engineering programs. Eligible programs include Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University, Purdue University Calumet, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University.