In continuing remembrance of an important tower industry colleague, NATE and the Tower Family Foundation have announced the latest recipient of the Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship.
Alex Dodson is a junior civil engineering student at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind. According to a release, Dodson is “at the top of her class academically and excels in her major courses related to construction and UE’s structural analysis and steel design sequences.”
In addition, the release quoted Dr. Jim Allen, associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Evansville as saying, “Alex is always one of the first to seek additional project information (RFI) weeks in advance, whether it is in a group or individual setting. Her design and analysis techniques are thorough and complete, giving great attention to details in safety and constructability. The UE faculty thinks this diligence and continuous pursuit for safer and “more-buildable” structures in her designs embodies the spirit of Ernie Jones as the recipient of his named memorial scholarship.”
The Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship awards a $2,500 NATE-funded scholarship annually to a junior or senior level civil engineering student at the University of Evansville’s College of Engineering and Computer Science
Jones, founder of tower analysis and maintenance firm Consolidated Engineering Inc., died in 2015 in a tower accident.