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  • ACEC/MA Awards Education Corporation President’s Scholarship to Northeastern student Matthew Schomacker

    Published on October 16, 2020

    BOSTON, MA : The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Northeastern student Matthew Schomacker as a recipient of the 2020 Education Corporation Presidents’ Scholarship.

    Schomacker is in his fourth year of undergraduate studies at Northeastern University, working towards a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering.   In addition to earning two degrees at once, he has interned in the Track Departments of several local engineering firms.  He is also an active member of ITE as well as the Fall Secretary of ASCE.

    In addition Schomacker also finds time to be a member of the Northeastern University Pep Band, all while remaining in the Honor’s Program.  His colleagues describe him as having “a positive attitude and … not being afraid of new challenges.”  In his essay, Schomacker described an experience during an internship when a Red Line train derailed and how the engineering and consulting communities came together “with the goal of improving service for the community.” 

    The ACEC/MA Education Corporation Presidents’ Scholarship is an annual award designed to encourage and reward students studying engineering or land surveying.  It was established in 2009, is funded by donations from ACEC/MA members and supported by the Scholarship’s annual fall golf tournament.

    “The Presidents’ Scholarship is one of the many ways ACEC/MA recognizes emerging industry leaders,” said Jenn Howe, President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts and Principal and Vice President at SMMA, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates. “We congratulate Matthew on his outstanding achievement and have every confidence a career in Civil Engineering will bring him much success and great satisfaction.”