Congratulations to MSOE’s Mechanical Contractors Association of America student organization. They were named the MCAA Student Chapter of the Year at the MCAA annual convention, which was held in March in Maui, Hawaii.

The award recognizes an MCAA student chapter for outstanding achievement as an organization of students who are planning careers in the mechanical construction industry. It recognizes exceptional achievement in governance and leadership, membership recruiting, fundraising, community involvement, and career development.

Dr. Blake Wentz, chair of the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department, and four students represented the group in Hawaii to accept the award. Pictured, left to right are James Brown, CBS sportscaster and convention keynote speaker, Rachel Lynde, Jill Vande Boom, SaraBeth Haworth, Leah Hendricks and Dr. Wentz, MCAA group advisor.