Congratulations to Maria Standley, Clough Piping Field Engineer, on the award of the 2021 National Academy of Construction (NAC) Scholarship, in Houston, Texas.
Maria is one of 5 students nationwide to receive the scholarship and will be recognized at the NAC Annual Conference in October in Colorado.
Maria is Junior at the University of Houston (UH) and is studying construction management with a focus on industrial construction with a minor in business administration. Maria chose the construction industry because she knows diversity is the key to making a difference in a primarily male-dominated field.
At UH, she participates in the student chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Her association with ABC has allowed her to network with industry professionals and with fellow students pursuing similar interests. She has also led the development of UH’s Cougars for Women in Construction chapter with guidance from the National Association for Women in Construction, an effort she found extremely rewarding.
Maria is currently based on the Project Traveler work site in Pasadena, Texas, and has been part of Clough’s North America team since February of 2019.
Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919 in Perth, Western Australia. Clough delivers sustainable high performing assets for the infrastructure, resources and energy industries underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently.
Today, Clough manages a global workforce of over 2000 people from operating centres across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Asia, UK, and North America that strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.
Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focuses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into the resources, industrial, energy, water and specialised infrastructure sectors.