U of A Receives $7,500 Grant from Terracon Foundation for Scholarships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The College of Engineeing recently received a $7,500 University Grant from the Terracon Foundation to provide one $3,750 scholarship to each of two deserving graduate students working on a master's degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.

“Terracon has a strong reputation in the University of Arkansas’ Department of Civil Engineering among faculty and students,” said Mike Homan, P.E., Terracon’s Rogers office manager and senior principal. “This partnership has been cultivated through Terracon's University of Arkansas alumni who have stayed involved in the program, as well as enduring relationships with other Terracon team members.”

“We’re grateful for Terracon’s support of the graduate program in geotechnical engineering,” said Micah Hale, head of the Department of Civil Engineering. “Their investment will help support two master’s students as they expand the boundaries of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, which benefits all of Arkansas.”

 

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Nick DeMoss, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, ndemoss@uark.edu

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