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A. James O'Mara Internship/Scholarship Program

A. James O'Mara Internship/Scholarship Program

LAUREL, MD - April 11, 2008

Maryland-based engineering consulting firm Greenhorne & O’Mara (G&O) announces the establishment of a new internship/scholarship program in conjunction with the University of Maryland College Park, to benefit civil engineering students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The internship/scholarship program has been established in honor of the

co-founder of G&O, A. James O’Mara, P.E., who passed away in November 2007.

Civil engineering students at the University are invited to compete for four summer internship positions at G&O’s Maryland offices. The A. James O’Mara scholarship interns who successfully complete the 3-month paid internship program will each be eligible for $3,000 in tuition assistance in their civil engineering program at the University of Maryland College Park in the following academic year.

The program is designed to provide the students with meaningful, “real world” work experiences with one of the region’s largest national engineering consulting firms, which could lead to enhanced full time offers of employment upon graduation from college. Participants in this program may be awarded as much as $9,000 in scholarship money if they begin the internship after their freshman year and return to G&O in subsequent summers until graduation.

G&O’s Senior Vice President of General Civil Services Tom Chicca said, “This new internship / scholarship program will provide priceless professional experience to engineering students, as well as assist them with tuition expenses. They will work with some of the industry’s best civil, transportation, water, and environmental engineers, as well as planners, landscape architects, and surveyors — and be introduced to hands-on, “real-world” projects. This invaluable experience breathes life and comprehension into what they have learned in the classroom.”

Greenhorne and O'Mara (G&O) is a full-service engineering consulting firm that provides solutions in the areas of general civil, transportation, environmental, water resources, and hazard mitigation and security services to clients in the public and private sectors. G&O's 17 offices support projects located throughout the United States and overseas. Founded in 1950, G&O is an employee-owned firm that is consistently ranked among the top 125 engineering design firms by Engineering News Record in its annual Top 500 Design Firms list.

Media Contact: Paige Bauman /

Phone: 301-982-2888

Greenhorne & O’Mara

6110 Frost Place

Laurel, MD 20707

April 14, 2008

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