The team from Milwaukee School of Engineering won the final round of the Student Chapter Competition at MCAA19, taking home the first prize and $10,000 for their efforts. Their proposal for the renovation of Indiana University’s Memorial Football Stadium beat out proposals from McMaster University, the University of Missouri – Columbia and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Carmen Bracho of McMaster University was selected as the Student Chapter Competition’s Most Valuable Presenter. The new award recognizes the student who did the best job presenting their proposal, whether or not their team won.
Lindsey Stasi, a sophomore at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Madelyn Conway, a junior at Purdue University, received $5,000 Ferguson – Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarships.For the first time, Ferguson is underwriting these scholarships, which recognize high-achieving female students working towards a degree relative to the mechanical industry.
Pittsburg State University chapter won the Student Chapter of the Year at MCAA19. The chapter was selected based on how well it promotes an understanding of the mechanical industry and the career opportunities offered.
This year’s Educator of the Year award went to Blake Wentz of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The award, which included a check for $5,000, honored his mentoring ability, industry knowledge and involvement, as well as his active participation in MCAA’s Student Chapter program activities.
MCERF announced the recipients of four MCERF Scholarships created to honor the industry leaders they are named after. The students receiving these scholarships were selected for their academic performance, leadership skills, and interest in developing a career in the mechanical industry.
During the Student Chapter Exhibit at MCAA19, students from top schools showcased their chapters’ successes and discussed internship and job opportunities with member companies.
This year, MCAA Student Chapters are showcased in their own exhibit during MCAA19. The Student Chapter Exhibit will provide more one-on-one opportunities for MCAA Members to connect with students and discuss their future involvement in the industry. We look forward to seeing you there!
Congratulations to our four finalists for this year’s MCAA Student Chapter Competition: McMaster University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Missouri – Columbia and Wentworth Institute of Technology. You can see the final four teams compete at MCAA19 on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these students’ insightful approaches to a real-world contracting bid!
MCAA will present an official charter to its 59th student chapter, Alfred State College, during MCAA19. The Alfred State College MCAA Student Chapter is sponsored by the MCA of Rochester, New York.
MCAA member, Shaabini Alford, was recently featured on the Construction Career Podcast, a podcast that focuses on careers in the construction industry.
MCAA’s 2nd annual GreatFutures Forum, held in Anaheim, CA was a huge win-win for MCAA and student chapter members. The annual Job Fair saw 250 students from 30 MCAA student chapters network with representatives of 40 MCAA contractor and manufacturer-supplier companies offering jobs and internships. Everyone left happy!