Grove School juniors win top NYS engineering scholarship

Two juniors in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering are co-winners of this year’s American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) scholarship for excellence. Darren Lin and Reaz Rahman will receive $7,500 each for their studies. 

ACEC presents the awards annually to outstanding engineering students statewide to promote the profession to the next generation and help New York retain promising young talent. Since the program’s inception in 2002, the council has awarded $830,500 collectively to 301 high-achieving engineering students attending New York State colleges and universities.

Selection of the scholarship recipients is based on recommendations, a written essay and work experience.

Lin, a Flushing, Queens, resident, is majoring in mechanical engineering in the Grove School Honors Program. He has a 3.98 GPA. His work experience includes internships in engineering research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; at Resonant Energy in solar project development; and at Mount Sinai Health System in learning systems.

Rahman is an electrical engineering major with a 3.83 GPA in the Macaulay Honors Program. He was on a study abroad program to China in January this year where he studied the effect of hardware technology on the economy through personal observation in Shenzhen.

A Queens resident, his work experience includes four months at Lampix Consumer Electronics in Manhattan as a PCB design and power electronics engineering intern.  He also spent last summer at Texas A&M University’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MAV/UAV) Lab as an avionics research engineer.

Founded in 1921, ACEC New York is a proactive coalition representing nearly 300 member firms that engage in every discipline of engineering related to the built environment including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, and geotechnical. It comprises a diverse group of consulting engineering firms from across New York State, ranging from sole proprietors to multinational corporations that collectively employ over 30,000 New Yorkers and nearly ten times that number worldwide.

About the Grove School of Engineering
CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering celebrates a century of educating engineers this year. Originally established as the School of Technology in 1919, it evolved to the School of Engineering in 1962 and was renamed The Grove School of Engineering in 2005 in honor of alumnus Andrew S. Grove, whose $26 million gift to the institution that year is the largest in CCNY’s history. A distinguished member of CCNY’s Class of 1960, Grove was a founder and former chairman of Intel Corp, one of the world’s leading producers of semiconductor chips. Today, the Grove School remains the only public school of engineering in the heart of New York City.  

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility indexThis measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.

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