Jan 11, 2021
Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients
The goal of Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry’s scholarship program is to assist college students pursing a degree in civil engineering, construction management, construction engineering, and other degrees related to the design and construction infrastructure improvements.
HAPI is pleased to introduce you to the 2021 HAPI Scholarship Recipients. At its HAPI January 2021 virtual meeting, the scholarship recipients gave a brief presentation about themselves and what receiving the scholarship meant to them. Each presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session.
$1000 Scholarship Recipients
Amr Ghanem: Amr is pursuing his doctorate degree in the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). Prior to his time at the UHM, he selected for an internship based on his curriculum vitae quality and comprehensive interview. In his role as an intern, he was responsible for performing asphalt and aggregate laboratory tests. He also designed a new pavement for a freeway, a cold in-place recycling job, and an asphalt overlay projects, as well as supervising paving activities and preparing monthly technical reports. He currently works as a teaching assistant for 160 students at the UHM. He takes his teaching responsibility seriously since he wants to ensure his students have the knowledge and social skills to be successful engineers in the real working world.
Danae Dunn: Danae is a second time HAPI scholarship recipient and a sophomore in the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa majoring in civil engineering. She is grateful for the opportunity to meet with several engineers and grow her professional network at last year’s scholarship luncheon. Those new connections resulted in her first engineering internship this past summer where she expanded her knowledge and professional experience in the field of civil engineering. This experience furthered her appreciation on how the asphalt industry and pavement design plays a crucial role in preserving the safety of our transportation routes.
Logan Castro: Logan is a freshman at Georgia Tech pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. He is interested in the asphalt industry because it is essential to many people’s daily lives. His interest stems from growing up observing his father in the asphalt lab experimenting with different samples and striving to find the most efficient way to do projects by maximizing the output of the crew, machinery, and materials. His father’s efforts to make things more efficient and make the world more sustainable is something he values. It influenced his choice of major and will be an important factor in choosing his future jobs.