Stony Brook University civil engineering student Morgan DiCarlo ‘16 has been chosen as a recipient for the Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference scholarship, awarded to US undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in the water industry. The $5,000 scholarship is given through the American Water Works Association (AWWA).
“This is an outstanding award,” said Harold W. Walker, professor and director of the Civil Engineering Program at Stony Brook University and DiCarlo’s academic advisor. “Black and Veatch is one of the first major consulting firms in environmental engineering, and this AWWA scholarship in their name is very competitive and prestigious on a national level. Morgan is an amazing representative of our civil engineering program and Stony Brook.”
“I am so thankful for this award and the opportunity to learn from water industry leaders at the American Water Works Association’s Conference in Anaheim, California, this June,” said DiCarlo. “I will be applying the Black and Veatch award to continuing my education in the important fields of water quality and supply.”
Earlier this year DiCarlo was named one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She founded Stony Brook’s student chapter of ASCE and now serves as its president. DiCarlo is also an Intrepid Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Advisory Committee member, a Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women SUNY scholar and a founding member of Stony Brook Women’s Leadership Council. She is an active member of SBU’s Women in Science and Engineering program, designing and implementing curricula to engage young women in engineering.
DiCarlo plans to continue on for her graduate degree after Stony Brook and work as an environmental engineer. She is particularly interested in managing water resources through providing potable water to populations, handling waste management and providing clean energy.
Watch Morgan DiCarlo’s TEDxSBU talk on inspiring the next generation of female engineers.
— Lynne Roth