The NSSGA says the scholarship is given annually to a student pursuing a mining-related degree and plans to make a career in the aggregates industry.
Ressler, a mining engineering major, recently completed an internship with Martin Marietta while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. In his application, Ressler stated that while he has always been interested in engineering, he discovered a passion for mining engineering upon entering the UK. He intends to start a career as a management associate employee with a large aggregates producer, subsequently working in operations before moving to engineering.
Ressler says: “Overall, I believe it is important to work in operations before going to the engineering discipline because without the hands-on and practical knowledge the probability of poorly designed systems would increase.”