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ACEC-RI 2017 Scholarship Recipient

Providence, RI –  The American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island (ACEC-RI), a professional association representing more than 32 engineering firms doing business in Rhode Island, presented its 2017 academic scholarship award to Lindsay Cullen.

(l-r) Larry Riggs, PE, Pare Corp., scholarship chairman; John Shevlin, PE ,Pare Corp., ACEC-RI president; Laurie Cullen, A.A.E., Mid-Atlantic Aviation Director, VHB, Lindsay’s mother; Lindsay Cullen scholarship recipient; Steven King, P.E., Quonset Development, keynote speaker; Thomas Cabana, PE, Jacobs Engineering Group, RICE & honorary ACEC-RI past president; and Patricia Steere, PE, Steere Engineering, ACEC-RI secretary

The scholarship is awarded on academic achievement, related work experience, and extracurricular and community activities. She has received a $2,500 scholarship to be applied to tuition at the University of Rhode Island.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student, generally from or attending school in Rhode Island, who is enrolled in an engineering program at a university/college that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Quonset Development Corporation managing director, Steven King, PE, gave the keynote speech at the annual winter breakfast meeting, where the scholarship was awarded.



ACEC-RI was established in 2016 as a member organization of the national American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, DC.  ACEC represents more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors and other specialists as the voice of the engineering industry through government advocacy, political action, and business education. Towards this end, the national association and local chapters are committed to encouraging students to pursue an engineering education.

Previously, the Rhode Island member firms operated as the Rhode Island Consulting Engineers (RICE) which was established in 1991 with the purpose of promoting the business and professional interests of the Rhode Island engineering community.   RICE and ACEC-RI have been rewarding academic scholarships with a cumulative total in excess of $125,000 to deserving engineering students for 25 years.