Founders-level scholarship to encourage students to pursue degrees in Engineering and STEM-fields
D&B Engineers and Architects, a leading Long Island-based engineering firm, recently made a $10,000 donation as part of a total financial commitment of $50,000 in pledges to the future education of college-age engineers at Manhattan College. The donation is a direct show of support to motivate engineering students and address the shortage of young engineers in the industry. The pledges from D&B Engineers and Architects will support a Founders-level scholarship at Manhattan College in New York City which will honor the firm’s alumni William F. Cosulich ’49 and Nicholas J. Bartilucci ’54.
“Partnerships like these are a driving force behind our College’s success. Our engineering alumni have helped to design and build the roads, bridges, and other infrastructure on which our region depends. Thanks to them and generous supporters like D&B Engineers and Architects, Manhattan is widely known as the ‘College that builds New York’,” said Brennan O’Donnell, President of Manhattan College.
Numerous studies have shown that the United States lags behind the rest of the world in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-related areas. Careers in these fields are currently in high-demand in the U.S. and are well-paying, serving as long-term career choices for individuals with the educational background.
“We know firsthand that there is a shortage of engineers and young people seeking engineering degrees. The D&B initiative is to foster engineering as an educational and career track. Our firm is growing and we are constantly on the lookout for talented individuals. Manhattan College is recognized as an educational institution with a leading, high quality engineering program which is essential for the advancement of engineering and solutions to pressing environmental challenges,” said Steven A. Fangmann P.E., President of D&B Engineers and Architects, who received his undergraduate and M.E.E (Masters of Environmental Engineering) degrees from Manhattan College.