December 07, 2018
Clement Awarded Fok FellowshipPhD candidate Emma Clement has recently been awarded a Thomas and Maria Fok Presidential Fellowship.
Clement received her undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State. She is currently designing nanoparticles to be used as more efficient fertilizer that can target specific areas of plants with professor Greg Lowry. In addition, she is also identifying unknown nanoparticles found in the environment.
“I am honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Fok Presidential Fellowship," says Clement. "This fellowship will support my studies and encourages me to do great work on the fundamental chemistry problems facing the environment.”
Through a generous gift from the Fok estate, the department was endowed with fellowship and scholarship funds to support CEE students. Thomas Fok was awarded a doctorate in 1956 in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (then Carnegie Tech). In 1958, he accepted the position of Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Youngstown State University, where he taught until 1967. In 1967, Fok started his own business, forming a partnership in Mosure-Fok Consulting Engineers. In 1976, he served as chairman of his own business, Thomas Fok and Associates.