Shirley Yan CE'23 Selected to Receive the MENY Scholarship Award in the Name of Ms. Claire Horodniceanu

POSTED ON: November 1, 2021

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Junior civil engineering student, Shirley Yan, has been selected to receive the Municipal Engineers of the City of New York (MENY) scholarship award in the name of Ms. Claire Horodniceanu. The award will be presented at MENY's upcoming Annual Dinner-Dance on Friday, November 19th.

The MENY was established as a Society in April 1903 to promote and advance various engineering sciences in the City of New York, and to elevate the standards of proficiency of technical services of the City. MENY became one of the leading technical and professional organization in the City, further broadening the interpretation of professional affiliation, mission, goals, and objectives. Today, their membership includes engineers, architects, and scientists, as well as men and women practicing in allied fields from the public and private sectors.

The scholarship has been donated by the Horodniceanu family in memory of Ms. Claire Horodniceanu.

"I am honored to be a recipient of the MENY Scholarship in the name of Ms. Claire Horodniceanu. My passion for engineering is strengthened today, and I can't wait to join the professional world and pay it forward." – Shirley Yan CE’23

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.