Matthew Young, of Collingswood, received the Outstanding Senior Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence sponsored by NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering (NCE). The event was held March 25, 2010 at NJIT.
Young’s professors say he is one of the brightest students they’ve encountered in decades. His strong work ethic is reflected in his academic record: He has a near-perfect grade-point average -- a 3.91 – and holds two NJIT scholarships. He belongs to two engineering honor societies and is described by his professors as bright and inquisitive, with a keen analytical mind. He is a good researcher, too. He’s working with Professor John Schuring on a New Jersey Department of Transportation research project that involves an engineering technique called bridge scour modeling. He also co-authored an academic paper that he’ll present at the Fifth International Conference on Scour and Erosion. He’s also worked as an instructor in a hydraulics laboratory course. Young has proved himself to be gifted student, researcher and teacher. He hopes to pursue a master’s degree in structural engineering, and NCE suspects he’ll distinguish himself as a prominent civil engineer.