In 2020, EP partnered with Northeastern University to create a new scholarship opportunity supporting efforts to increase diversity within engineering. Ryan Trahan, EP’s COO and a NEU College of Engineering alumnus, was interviewed for a piece featured in Engineering @ Northeastern in Spring 2021. In the article, Ryan shared:
“The AEC Industry has historically struggled with diversity and inclusion. While I believe there is more work to be done, we’ve actually seen great progress in gender inclusivity over the last 20 years, as more women pursue STEM careers. What’s particularly alarming is how underrepresented minorities are in our fields…As a company we asked ‘How can we encourage diversity and create greater opportunities?'”
The first recipient of the Environmental Partners Scholarship, Jean Inoa, was announced in March and we look forward to funding this annual scholarship and seeing the impact these incredible students have on their communities and the engineering industry.