Research Paves Way to Scholarship
Katie Haslett ’18, a civil engineering student in the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, was recently selected as a recipient of the Dr. David R. Jones IV scholarship from the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP).
The scholarship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded to two undergraduate and two graduate students annually.
Eshan Dave, assistant professor of civil engineering, says AMAP scholarships are prestigious accolades for students who have made advances in the field of asphalt materials and pavements. Dave says the work Haslett conducted during her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as well as her internship at Pike Industries filled knowledge gaps in the field, making her an ideal candidate for the scholarship.
“Katie is one of the most hardworking students and has an excellent balance of motivation, intellectual curiosity and a very good vision to balance scientific advancement with engineering,” says Dave.
“They are constantly challenging me to reach beyond my own expectations.”
Haslett was also recognized as one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineering in 2017. She is pursuing her master's in civil engineering at UNH through the accelerated master's program and under the supervision of Dave and Jo Daniel, professor of civil engineering.
“I owe a lot of credit to the faculty in civil and environmental engineering for their continued support and guidance at UNH,” says Haslett, who is also captain of the women’s ice hockey team. “They are constantly challenging me to reach beyond my own expectations.”
Haslett is actively involved on campus as a member of the Asphalt Materials Research Group, the UNH Honors Program, the Student-Athlete Advising Committee, the American Society of Civil Engineering and as a student leader with Athletes Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. She also serves as vice president of the New Hampshire chapter of Tau Beta Pi.