Eugene Skok Scholarship
Dr. Eugene (Gene) Skok, Ph.D. P.E. graduated from a two-year pre-engineering program at St. Thomas University before going on to the University of Minnesota where he earned his BS and MS in Civil Engineering in the 1960’s. His Master’s thesis was on asphalt pavement design for which he incorporated the use of data he collected from the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) Road Test. He eventually returned to Minnesota to develop an asphalt pavement design procedure for the State of Minnesota using data from the AASHTO road test. This procedure is still being used by some agencies in Minnesota for the design of asphalt pavements. In the 1970’s, the Minnesota Highway Department initiated a 2-year program for technicians in civil engineering at the St. Paul Technical College for which Dr. Skok became an instructor. Dr. Skok was an excellent mentor to the students and kept a 100% employment rate for all of the graduating community.
Regardless of where he has worked, Dr. Skok has always been a great mentor to young budding pavement engineers. His approachable demeanor and his willingness to take the time to discuss pavements is not always common for such giants in their field. It is for these reasons the Gene Skok Scholarship was created.
Scholarship Criteria and Nominations
The scholarship criteria and nomination process are currently being developed by the University of Minnesota. Please check back as a link to the information will be available soon.