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Engineering students can pursue domestic or foreign travel, social service work, research, internships or other special learning opportunities through Lafayette’s Jeffrey B. Havens Memorial Fund Award.

Last summer, award recipient Fidel Maltez ’05 (Hialeah, Fla.), a civil engineering major, spent the summer in Colombia on a trip that provided experience for a career in sustainable development and both information and support for an effort by the student chapter of Engineers Without Borders to bring safe drinking water to a community in Honduras.

In 2003, A.B. engineering major Emmanuel Kirunda ’04 (Iganga, Uganda) used the award for a learning experience in Brazil and Chile.

The fund was established as a memorial to Jeff Havens ’78, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1979. It provides nontraditional, summer learning experiences with opportunities for education, growth, and personal development other than those provided in normal course work.

Interested first-year, sophomore, and junior engineering students should submit a written proposal to James Schaffer, director of engineering, describing the project to be undertaken and the reasons why it would be of personal benefit. Recipients will be selected on the basis of the quality of the proposal, its originality, value to the individual, and the individual’s need for such financial assistance.

Proposals should be submitted to Beverly Bortz, Acopian Engineering Center room 308, by noon Friday, Feb. 18.

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