The Syracuse Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has chosen a SUNY Canton student as the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship.
Alyssa M. Baker, a Civil and Environmental Technology major from Boonville, received the award for her exceptional academic achievements and involvement with the SUNY Canton ASCE student chapter.
“Alyssa is an extremely dedicated person, hard worker, achieves high grades and sincerely cares about humanity,” said Paul D. Hitchman, a SUNY Canton instructional support associate and faculty adviser for the bridge team. “It is fitting that she is being recognized with this scholarship.”
Baker is a member of the SUNY Canton student steel bridge team, which competes annually against some of the most prestigious universities in the country to build a scale-model bridge. The contest challenges future engineers to display their skills in design, fabrication and team work. They are judged on certain criteria including construction speed, lightness and economy. Baker and her teammates won the 2013 Upstate New York Student Conference Championships and finished in twenty-first place at the National Championships in Seattle.
Baker has earned Dean’s List honors for three semesters. After graduation in 2015, she plans to continue her studies and earn a master’s degree.
The Syracuse Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1923. The section represents a membership of approximately 500 civil engineers and engineering students in and around the Central New York area.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.