SE Solutions Provides Scholarships to 3 MSCE Structures Students from Purdue University (2017)

SE Solutions was pleased to recently present scholarships to three Purdue University Structures students to help defray the cost of their education.  Máté Opoldusz, William Pollalis, and April Wang were the recipients of the awards.  This is the sixth year that SE Solutions has offered the scholarships.

Purdue University MSCE Students and Scholarship Winners William Pollalis (left), April Wang (middle), Máté Opoldusz (back), and SE Solutions, LLC President, Brian Quinn

Máté Opoldusz received his BS degree in civil engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary. He completed his MS in Structural Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in June 2017, where he conducted research into the design method development of seismic resistant rocking structures. He received a Fulbright Scholarship for 2016-2017 academic year to pursue MSCE at Purdue and he is planning to graduate in December 2017. Máté is working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the reinforced concrete design class. Upon his graduation, he hopes to find work at a structural engineering firm near California doing building design.

William Pollalis received his BS in Civil engineering from Purdue and will be completing his MSCE this December (2017). He then plans to continue at Purdue, pursuing a PhD. He is currently conducting research on lap splices in reinforced concrete shear walls susceptible to seismic events.

April Y. Wang received her BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue in 2016, and will complete her MSCE at Purdue in May 2018. She is currently working as a graduate research assistant focusing on the behavior and design of concrete-filled composite plate shear walls (CF-CPSW) for use in high-rise buildings, a project sponsored by AISC and the Charles Pankow Foundation. As a high school student, April enjoyed how physics could explain observable phenomena, but wanted to apply physics to leave a lasting, beneficial impact on society. She was drawn to structural engineering because buildings and bridges are beautiful, lasting solutions to the needs of communities, and they can only exist due to the structure behind the aesthetic finishes. April hopes to join a structural engineering firm after graduation and create beautiful solutions.

SE Solutions would like to congratulate each recipient and wish them future success in their fields of study as structural engineers.


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