OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of a $50,000 National Partner grant to Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA). To date, the Foundation has granted nearly $2 million to community organizations, universities, dependents of employees, and for disaster relief efforts. The Terracon Foundation encourages employees to submit grant requests for organizations focused on education and the built and natural environment.
Ed Prost, P.E., geotechnical services department manager in Terracon's Omaha office, championed the grant application. The grant funds will be used to support EWB-USA's mission to build a better world through engineering projects empowering communities to meet their basic human needs and equipping leaders to solve the world's most pressing challenges. EWB-USA programs focus on university education at 174 colleges and universities nationwide, workforce training and professional development, and infrastructure projects in hundreds of communities around the world.
"I'm honored to recommend EWB-USA for a Terracon Foundation grant," said Prost. "They do amazing projects around the world that really make a difference, and they are working to involve today's engineering students in these important projects."
Prost recently presented the check to Jody Debs, EWB-USA board president, and engineering students Andrew Butler and Ethan Triplett of the EWB-USA University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chapter.
"With this support, we can further harness the skills and passion of professional and student engineers to complete critical, high-impact projects in communities across the globe," said Cathy Leslie, P.E., EWB-USA's executive director. "It is a privilege to be recognized by the Terracon Foundation and develop engineers able to meet 21st century engineering challenges."
The Terracon Foundation was established with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of Terracon employees and the communities where they live and work. For more information about the Foundation and other organizations that have received Foundation grants, please visit www.terracon.com/foundation.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record's list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.
Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a nonprofit organization that builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world's most pressing challenges. EWB-USA's thousands of highly skilled volunteers work on more than 700 projects in partnership with local communities, non-governmental organizations, governments and United Nations agencies in 44 countries to design and implement sustainable and technologically appropriate infrastructure solutions. For more information, visit www.ewb-usa.org.