Bock Chosen to Chair an Award Committee for the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of PittsburghOn December 19, 2008 by Schnader in Construction
Michael Bock, a partner in the Firm’s Pittsburgh office, has been asked by the Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh to chair a committee which will select a senior to receive the school’s George Washington Prize. The award is named after the country’s “first engineer,” and the purpose is to reinforce the importance of engineering and technology in our society. The award recipient must demonstrate qualities of academic excellence, service, and leadership during his/her undergraduate years at the university. The winner receives a $5,000 cash prize and a $5,000 Dean’s Fellowship if he/she chooses to attend graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. First and second runners-up each receive a $2,500 Dean’s Fellowship in the event they choose to attend graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. The awards will be presented at the annual banquet of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania on February 18, 2009. Mr. Bock has been a member of the board of directors for Engineers’ Society for the past 13 years, and is the Immediate Past President of the organization.