The Fulton Center Project and Four Bright Future Engineers Awarded by The NYSSPE New York Chapter

Photo Credit: MTA

Photo Credit: MTA

The NYSSPE New York Chapter recently held their Annual Chapter Awards and Scholarship Dinner at The Cornell Club in New York City.

Anthony Fasano, PE, NYSSPE Executive Director greeted the attendees, and offered a legislative update on the session that recently ended.  Click here for a recent, detailed legislative update.  Fasano then spent a few minutes congratulating this year’s scholarship winners and gave them all some advice on their college journey which they will all soon embark upon.  Fasano, warned the students that while an engineering curriculum is very rigorous and challenging, it does offer an extraordinary amount of opportunity in their careers, should they choose to seize it.

Fasano then installed the 2014-2015 NYSSPE New York Chapter2014-2015 NYSSPE New York Chapter officers officers.

Next, NYSSPE NY Chapter outgoing President Toby Hansson, PE, presented the Chapter’s Project of the Year Award to the Fulton Center’s project team, which consisted of representatives from the following organizations:

  • New York City Transit
  • MTA Capital Construction
  • ARUP
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff/Lend Lease Joint Venture
  • Judlau Contracting Inc.
  • Plaza-Schiavone Join Venture
  • WDF, Inc.
  • Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Inc.project of the year

The Fulton Center will serve as an essential transportation and retail hub in Lower Manhattan, providing seamless transfer for approximately 300,000 subway passengers. The project is a high impact project that includes the restoration of the 1889 Corbin Building in addition to the new construction.  For more information on this project visit the MTA’s website or click here for an article about the project in The New York Times.

Lastly, NYSSPE NY Director Mark Schiffman, PE of the MTA, presented the annual scholarships.  The chapter typically has one Scholar Award and one SEAP (Society of Engineering and Architectural Professionals) Award, however, this year, they gave out 4 awards total, based on merit.  The awards were presented to: photo 3

Hossamelden M. Saleh – Scholar Award
Ali Abolarin – SEAP Award – Scholar Award
Prahlad Shiven Roy – Scholar Award
Allison Terranova – Scholar Award

In addition to being bright scholars, all of these students are involved in several extracurricular activities, many of which are focused on giving back to their community and/or students that are less fortunate than them.

The NYSSPE congratulates the Fulton Center Project Team and all four of the scholarship recipients.

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