CACP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The goal of the CACP Scholarship Program is to establish a conduit between CACP and the most promising students with design and construction related majors in local universities. The program recognizes students with the highest academic achievement and encourages them to thrive and to pursue professional excellence. In some cases, the program provides students with financial assistance. Among local universities and with professional communities, the Scholarship program well-represents CACP as a ecognized professional organization and its scholarship recipients as top students in their field benefiting CACP as well as those top students.
The CACP Scholarship Program includes a $1,000 scholarship award to our recipients.
2014-2015 Sponsors and Recipients
Sponsor: Cathy Bank
Recipient: Albert Liang
University: University of California, San Diego
Major: Structural Engineer
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Albert is a senior in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He will graduate with a B.S. in Structural Engineering in 2016, with a focus in civil structures and non-destructive evaluation and will continue on with the B.S./M.S. program where he aims to graduate with a M.S. in Structural Engineering (civil structures focus) in 2017.
He was born in Cupertino, California and spent the majority of his life there. When high school came around, Albert moved to Hsinchu, Taiwan and attended the International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park (IBSH). The unique not only bilingual but also bicultural education system taught Albert to embrace his blended cultural background.
During his high school summers, Albert job shadowed at LTC Design Group. At the architecture design firm, he had his first taste in planning and modeling, and found the extent of our specie’s ability to shape our environment fascinating. Skyscrapers and bridges that span heights and depths never before imagined excite him, and make him want to be a part of the human ingenuity that makes such record breaking possible.
Recently, Albert competed with the UC San Diego NAIOP University Real Estate Challenge Team, where he was part of the development of the property along Market Street in the Encanto Neighborhood. In the competition, he learned various cost control and Pro-Forma analysis skills. Using his background in architecture and structural engineering, Albert helped in the development design of the area. Through the competition, he was able to understand a more holistic approach to the construction industry.
This summer, Albert is working as a Project Engineer Intern at Ryan Companies, US. He hopes to be able to understand a construction project, not just through a specific field’s lens, but through a multitude of angles. Albert plans to use a comprehensive approach to construction to help maximum efficiency to not only engage in cost saving techniques, but also environmental preservation through less waste. The knowledge gained from work and academia will help Albert throughout life as he becomes a construction professional, and more importantly, a lifelong learner.
Albert would like to thank his mentors, family, and close friends that have given him immense support throughout the years.
CACP extends its heartfelt appreciation and thanks to supporters of the Scholarship Program. It truly assists in the financing of the students’ schooling and acknowledges significant accomplishments in the recipients’ educational journey.