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Architectural Engineering Scholarships|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Architectural Engineering Scholarships

Joe Banner Memorial Scholarship

Joseph T. Banner was the founding president of Banner and Associates, Inc., one of the largest engineering - architectural firms headquartered in the Rocky Mountain region. The endowment, established by the firm to honor Joseph T. Banner, provides scholarships for students majoring in either civil or architectural engineering.

Arthur and Jean Boresi Civil and Architectural Engineering Scholarship

The son of a coal miner, Art Boresi was born in Toluca, Illinois. He served in WW II as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After the war he returned to the University of Illinois where he completed a BS, MS and Ph.D. in engineering and stayed to serve on the College of Engineering faculty for 27 years. Jean was born on a farm near Urbana, Illinois, home of the University of Illinois. During WW II she worked for the U.S. Navy in Washington, DC. Following the war she returned to Urbana where she met and married Art.

In 1980, Art joined the UW Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. Shortly after his arrival, he was appointed Department Head, a position he held for 14 years. His colleagues established this endowed scholarship to honor his many contributions to engineering research, to the profession, and to his dedication to students. The scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in civil or architectural engineering interested in pursuing a career teaching engineering at a university.

Julie Lynn Butterworth Scholarship

Julie Lynn Butterworth was a junior majoring in architectural engineering at UW when she died unexpectedly at age 21. Julie had looked ahead to the future with eager anticipation. While she had her own personal goals, she was always sympathetic and sensitive to the needs of others. She loved her family dearly and was never too busy to help another person or to appreciate the beauty in the world around her. Julie's family and friends established this endowed scholarship to encourage promising women architectural engineering students to pursue their degrees. Her family would like the Julie Lynn Butterworth Scholarship to provide "deserving young women an opportunity to pick up where Julie left off ."

Polly Garner Leik Chase Scholarship in Civil Engineering

Mrs. Chase gave the College of Engineering more than $160,000 to establish an endowed scholarship in the Department of Civil Engineering in memory of her husband Howard J. Leik. Polly and Howard both attended schools in Casper and graduated from Natrona County High School. After high school graduation, they both attended the University of Wyoming. Howard graduated from the College of Engineering and was a Kappa Sigma fraternity member. Polly was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and former homecoming queen. They were married in 1933. Howard served in World War II and received two Purple Hearts in battle. His career included serving as mayor of Casper, WY, and several terms in the Wyoming legislature and senate.

Eagle Construction Corporation Scholarship

Harold Kester (Civil Engineering '41) and George Fancher (Civil Engineering '42) first met in a line to register for classes at UW. In 1947 they formed the Eagle Construction Company. When the company began work on the Big Thompson Power Plant, which was part of the Transcontinental Water Division Project, they moved Eagle Construction from Wyoming to Loveland, Colorado.The firm installed the world's largest hydro turbines and generators at the Grand Coulee Dam and in most of the dams on the Missouri, Colorado and Columbia Rivers. This endowed scholarship is one of many generous gifts provided to the College of Engineering by these gentlemen. This scholarship is awarded to a freshman student in civil and architectural engineering.

Victor Hasfurther Engineering Scholarship in Civil Engineering

Dr. Victor Hasfurther has been widely recognized as a wonderful teacher, a gifted mentor, a significant researcher in water problems for Wyoming, and a good friend to all who know him. During his 30 year tenure at UW, he was selected for the ASCE Outstanding Professor Award seven times; he was twice nominated as Top Prof by the Mortar Board Honorary, and he received an Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Award. He served as Department Head of Civil and Architectural Engineering for 5 years. His research was always directed to solving Wyoming water problems, including modeling, theoretical and field studies. "Doc" has been actively involved with ASCE, as president of the state section, president and chair of several national committees, state newsletter editor, and faculty advisor to the Student chapter. He was the PE and FE coordinator for the State Board of Registration for nearly twenty years. Students and faculty found Vic easy to talk to; he always gave his time and listened.

This scholarship has been established by his former students, his colleagues, and his friends to recognize his many contributions to education and to the State of Wyoming.

Harold and Bonnie Jane Kester Scholarship

Having experienced first hand financial hardship in the pursuit of a college education, Harold (Civil Engineering '41) and his wife, Bonnie Jane (Music Education '41), established this endowed scholarship fund when they donated an 800 acre ranch near Buffalo, WY. The Kesters are among the College of Engineering's most generous supporters. Harold served on the UW Foundation Board, the National Advisory Board for the College of Engineering and on the H.T. Person Endowment Committee. The Harold O. and Bonnie Jane Kester Structures Research Laboratory was named to recognize their support to engineering programs and the H.T. Person Endowment.

Harold O. Kester Graduate Fellowship

Harold Kester enjoyed an enormously successful career and the respect and admiration of professional colleagues throughout the nation. At the time this fellowship was established, Harold was quoted as saying, "My education at UW was the greatest single thing that's ever happened to me. It showed me the opportunities available to a person through the contacts you make and the things you learn. An education was a stepping stone to a much broader picture than I'd ever imagined was out there." The Kester Fellowship is designed to encourage outstanding students to select the University of Wyoming's Department of Civil Engineering for their graduate education.

Donald R. Lamb Endowment Fund

The family of Dr. Don Lamb has chosen to honor Don by establishing the Donald R. Lamb Endowment Fund to provide civil engineering graduate fellowships at the University of Wyoming in highway engineering. Dr. Lamb began his teaching career at UW as a supply instructor in 1951. He was promoted to professor in 1961, was chairman of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering from 1964 to 1974, and remained on the faculty until 1981. Contributions may be made to this fund through the UW Foundation, 1200 East Ivinson Avenue in Laramie, Wyoming, 82070.

MMK Engineering Scholarship

MMK Consulting Engineers is one of the largest mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firms in the region, with offices in Denver, Colorado; Cheyenne, WY; and Atlanta, Georgia. In a continuing effort to support the consulting industry and as a commitment to education, this scholarship is funded to encourage engineering students to enter the consulting engineering profession. The scholarship is awarded to a senior architectural engineering student majoring in the mechanical/electrical option.

Professor Glenn B. Mullens Scholarship

Professor Glenn B. Mullens, a native of Cheyenne, WY, graduated from UW in 1941 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After serving as a B29 flight engineer during WW II, he returned to UW and received a degree in civil engineering with honor in 1946, a professional degree in civil engineering in 1950, and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1954. Glenn was a registered professional engineer and architect, and in 1995 was named Tau Beta Pi Wyoming Eminent Engineer. After 38 years of teaching, he retired in 1984 as Professor Emeritus of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. His widow, Elinor, continues to reside in Laramie and remains actively involved in the community.


Funding for this scholarship was initiated by a student of Professor Mullens who thought so highly of this outstanding educator that he and his wife established this scholarship endowment to honor Professor Mullens. Orwill "Bill " (CE '52) and Clare (EDUC '52) Sikora faithfully contributed to the scholarship annually for many years. Professor and Mrs. Mullens and their daughter, Ann Mullens Boelter, provided the funding to complete the endowment.

Timothy J. Peter Memorial Scholarship

Tim Peter graduated with a degree in architectural engineering in December 1988, and passed away shortly after graduating. For those who knew Tim, the news of his sudden, tragic death came as a shocking and heartbreaking blow. He was one of those rare individuals who radiated life, energy, excitement, adventure, and happiness. The Timothy James Peter Memorial Scholarship Fund was established through the outpouring of memorial contributions at the time of Tim's death. Tim's parents, James and Donna Peter, created the scholarship to help other deserving students with their education because Tim had so openly and deeply appreciated his parents' support. This extraordinary young man from Minnesota dearly loved UW and the high country of Wyoming, and in his presence people would feel better about themselves and the world around them. His family continues to generously enhance this scholarship endowment.

States West Water Resources Scholarship

The States West Water Resources Scholarships will be given to students who are employees (or their spouses and children) of States West Water Resources, or to students in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering with a preference to those specializing in water resources or environment.

A.J. "Mike" McGaw Scholarship

A. J. "Mike " McGaw was a professor of civil engineering, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, and Dean of the College of Engineering. His family, colleagues and friends established this scholarship to permanently honor his many important contributions to the College. Dean McGaw's widow, Louise McGaw, continues to add to the endowment.

F. Maxine Roush McIntosh Civil Engineering Scholarship

Maxine Roush McIntosh was one of the first two women to graduate from University of Wyoming School of Engineering. She graduated cum laude in 1943 in civil engineering and worked for the Corps of Engineers, and California Transportation Department for eight years before electing to stay home and raise a family. Twenty years later she returned to the field as a construction engineer with the City of Concord, supervising several multi-million dollar projects. This civil engineering scholarship is established at the request of her sons George W. Muller and Scott A. Muller.

Vincent O. and Ann Barker Smith Civil Engineering Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship

Vincent Smith, a native of Sheridan, WY, entered UW in 1940. His education was interrupted by WW II. While serving in the Army Engineers as an operations officer, he met and married his late wife, Ann. When the war was over, they returned to Laramie. Ann worked as a dietitian for the UW Student Union, and Vincent completed his degree in civil engineering in 1950. Vincent enjoyed an extremely successful career in the construction industry. Rosalie, Vince's wife, continues to support this scholarship and the college. The fellowship is awarded to an outstanding student pursuing an advanced degree in civil engineering. Vincent O. Smith died on June 9, 2005.

Forsgren Associates Civil and Architectural Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Forsgren Associates, Inc., a multi-discipline civil and environmental engineering consulting firm with offices across the west, including Evanston. This scholarship will be awarded annually and divided equally between two sophomore or junior students enrolled in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.

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