ROCKVILLE, Md. — During its June meeting, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Career Development Committee awarded 2015 Chapter of Excellence and Emerging Chapter Grants to 13 MCAA student chapters and Faculty Internship Grants to two faculty advisors. The grants are funded by the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF).

Chapter of Excellence Grants recognize well-established and thriving student chapters. The $7,500 grant is split — $5,000 is for student scholarships, and $2,500 is for chapter operations. The grant was awarded to MCAA student chapters at Colorado State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Ferris State University, Iowa State University, Kennesaw State University/Southern Polytechnic State University, Kent State University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Purdue University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Emerging Chapter grants are for new student chapters or those that are rebuilding. The $3,000 grant, which can be used for scholarships and chapter operations, went to MCAA student chapters at Bradley University, Washington State University, and Western Illinois University.

Faculty Internship grants worth $2,500 are designed for educators and faculty advisors who work as interns for MCAA members during the summer to enrich their knowledge of the industry, the systems, theories, equipment, and project management tools they teach about in the classrooms. The grants went to Maureen Weidner of Kennesaw State University/Southern Polytechnic State University and Brad Perkins of Iowa State University.

Publication date: 8/31/2015

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