TOLEDO, Ohio, June 12, 2009 – Ryan McChesney, a 2009 graduate from The University of Toledo College of Engineering, and a current graduate student there, recently received the Outstanding Student Award from the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. The annual award is presented to one engineering student chosen from engineering majors across the state of Ohio.
McChesney, who is also part of SSOE’s student Co-Op/Intern program, said he was proud and surprised to learn that he had been selected to receive the award. “One of my professors submitted my name without my knowledge,” McChesney said. “It’s really an honor and took me totally by surprise.”
A Mt. Gilead, Ohio native, the future looks bright for McChesney. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Engineering Technology, he is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Engineering with an eye toward renewable energy. “By pursuing renewable energy technologies, I can work towards developing solutions to the many global challenges presented by climate issues, government sustainability mandates, and the move toward green building,” McChesney said. “My education has given me a great head start, and my work at SSOE is giving me the hands-on experience I need to move forward.”
SSOE’s student Co-Op/Intern program hires promising engineering and architect students from schools across the country. The program allows the participants to get real-time hands-on experience in their chosen field, while giving SSOE an opportunity to bring in new talent, many of whom stay with the company after they complete the program.
As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 5 years, SSOE Group focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (Building Design + Construction).
With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 65-plus year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries. SSOE has completed projects in 40 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.