Bechtel donation supports Washington State University students
Bechtel Corporation donated $5,000 to the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University.
The gift will provide funding for student lounge coffee, diversity efforts, and curriculum enhancement through technology equipment.
“We appreciate and value our relationship with Washington State University and are pleased to continue supporting the engineering and architecture programs through these donations,” said Brian Reilly, Bechtel Senior Vice President and Project Director at the Hanford Vit Plant, in a letter to the university.
Scott Richey, area manager for One System at the Vit Plant and a WSU College of Engineering alum, traveled to Pullman to deliver the donation, meet with students, and tour the campus.
“It was a great trip to Pullman to meet with the students who will see the direct impact of this donation and to inspire a new generation of STEM professionals,” Richey said.
The donation continues Bechtel’s history of partnering with the university to provide valued developmental opportunities for students and meaningful employment that will serve them well in the future.
“Our students were thrilled by the support they received from Bechtel,” said Mary Rezac, Dean of Voiland College. “We were truly fortunate Scott could share his passion for engineering with our students, and we look forward to continuing this private-public partnership.”
Bechtel is designing and building the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. The Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, also known as the Vit Plant, will immobilize some of the chemical and radioactive waste stored in 177 underground tanks using a process called vitrification. Visit www.hanfordvitplant.com.