MCAMW Student Chapter

Student Chapter Ambassadors

Kevin Nichols
Student Chapter, UMD Chairman
Todd Atherton
Student Chapter, VT Chairman

The MCAMW Student Chapter program looks to foster students’ interest in the mechanical contracting industry by opening doors for their skills and talent. The Student Chapters purpose is to attract young people to the mechanical, service, and plumbing contracting industry. For student members majoring in construction education, mechanical engineering or architectural engineering, the program is designed to guide these young people to a successful career path by including them in the Association’s outside activities in order to network with the membership.

The MCAMW Student Chapter program is currently affiliated with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and the University of Maryland College Park. Student Chapter Committee members and MCAMW staff attend Career Fairs and have provided the MCAMW membership with resumes of students who have been through the screening process and are interested in a career in our industry.

Student chapter students are invited to job sites to see first hand, how mechanical contractors work and are welcome to attend all of the Association’s activities. Students have access to MCAMW’s Membership Directories, monthly mailings, seminars hosted by the Association, and are offered opportunities to discuss with any contractor members the prospect of a career in the mechanical construction industry.

In addition to the Networking Opportunities, the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF),  affiliated with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Great Futures, provides funding through grants to help chapters cover the costs of projects, their participation in the Student Chapter Competition, field trips, travel to the Summit and the MCAA National Convention, and Student Scholarships.

University of Maryland Student Chapter                                              Virginia Tech Student Chapter

   Brandon Muller, Senior                                                                               Joseph O’Neal, Senior

       Matt Valencia, Junior                                                                                 Connor Rogers, Senior

                                                 Neel Godhani, Sophomore

                                                 Hailey Brennan, Freshman

To learn about the different Grants and Students Scholarships that are available, click HERE.

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