The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has announced the winners of its 2006-2007 Dam Safety scholarships for senior undergraduates.

The ASDSO Scholarship Committee chose three outstanding scholars—Ian Toohey (University of Oklahoma), Corey Clark (University of Maine), and Nathan Chase (Northeastern University)—from a field of 25 applicants representing universities across the US.

This is the fifteenth year of the ASDSO Scholarship programme, which has annually awarded up to US$5000 to outstanding undergraduates who plan to enter the dam safety profession. This year, ASDSO doubled the total award. The three recipients will each receive US$3000 for educational expenses incurred in the 2006-2007 school year. The extra US$1000 will go toward bringing the three winners to Dam Safety 2006, ASDSO’s national conference, to be held September 10-14 in Boston.

Ian Toohey, of Fort Worth, Texas, is working on an MSCE in Water Resources in the Accelerated Masters programme at the University of Oklahoma. His minor is International Studies, with a concentration in Latin America, and his career goal is to work in the federal government and be involved in the inspection, maintenance, and construction of dams.

Corey Clark, of Loudon, New Hampshire majors in Civil Engineering at the University of Maine. He professes special interest in the hydrological and geotechnical areas of civil engineering, and plans to obtain a graduate degree in geotechnical engineering.

Nathan Chase, of Framingham, Massachusetts, is a student of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Environmental Geology at Northeastern University, in Boston.

Applications for ASDSO’s 2007-2008 Dam Safety Scholarships will be available in late Autumn 2006. For more information, please visit the ASDSO website at the link below.

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