Scholarship set up to honor legacy of Roberta Dwyer

WDIO
Updated: April 02, 2021 10:02 AM
Created: March 24, 2021 08:05 AM

There's now a scholarship fund set up in honor of a woman who made a big mark in the engineering world.

Roberta Dwyer worked for MnDOT for nearly 40 years, before passing away from cancer last year. She helped design so many of the major roads we use today.

Dr. Andrea Schokker, department head of civil engineering at UMD, said, "Roberta was one of the first people I met when I came to Duluth 12 years ago to start civil engineering here. I was so impressed with her, and her leadership here, and how much impact she was having."

Schokker added that Dwyer was really important to the program. "She took part in our senior design capstone, and would come and talk about the exciting projects, like the Twin Ports Interchange."

She also helped start an internship program between the program and MnDOT.

Thanks to LHB and friends, a $25,000 endowment is now in place to establish a scholarship in Dwyer's name. 

The plan and hope is to raise an additional $25,000 to build the endowment so it can be sustainable in perpetuity.

https://crowdfund.umn.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=1178

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