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Transportation Engineering Scholarship
2023 Recipient

Katrina Dietz

Katerina Dietz will receive the Transportation Engineering Scholarships. The scholarship recognizes academic achievement and promotes the education of transportation students at NDSU. Funding for the $1,500 scholarships is provided by the Mountain-Plains Consortium, a group of eight universities led by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU and funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers Program.

Dietz, a senior from Mapleton, ND, is double majoring in Spanish and civil engineering. After graduating in the spring of 2024, she intends to work as a structural or transportation engineer in North Dakota and to eventually earn her professional engineer designation and become a project manager, coordinating and designing large-scale projects.

Dietz is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, currently serving as vice president of corporate relations. She was previously the public relations lead for that group. She is also a member of Engineers without Borders, serving as finance lead from 2020 to 2021. She is a member of the Engineering Ambassadors and the Lions Club and was also a member of the Home Builders Association student chapter. Dietz has been on the NDSU Dean's List every semester since fall 2019 and has also received the FM Engineers Scholarship for 2023, the ND Association of County Engineers Scholarship for 2022, and the Home Builders Care Scholarship for 2021 and 2022.

She worked as an after-school leader with the South East Education Cooperative from 2019 to 2022 and has been a civil engineering intern for Ulteig Engineering since 2022.

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