CHA’s Rich Rappa, PE, CEM, and Jessica Bull, PE, CEM, were among the nine engineers honored by the Rochester Engineering Society at its 117th annual gala on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Rich Rappa, who recently retired from CHA, was honored as an Engineer of Distinction. Jessica Bull, from CHA’s mechanical energy group, was honored as a finalist for the Kate Gleason Young Engineer award.
CHA also presented the Adam W. Lawas Scholarship Award to Dana Eschler, a mechanical engineering major at Rochester Institute of Technology planning to graduate in June 2021 with a BS/ME. Dana is a Dean’s List student from Garrattsville, NY. She is the Frame Lead/Design Presenter for the RIT RIOT Racing Team (Champions in 2018) as well as a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and WE@RIT (Women in Engineering at RIT). The $1,500 scholarship, to honor the memory of former CHA associate Adam W. Lawas, PE, recognizes a mechanical engineering student who has maintained academic excellence and demonstrated experience and interest in the practical application of mechanical engineering principles.