Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

Celebrating 10 years and $1 million in scholarships supporting engineering innovation


Technical Literacy Fellowship

The Thornton Tomasetti Technical Literacy Fellowship, which supported this work, was established with a goal of furthering the technical literacy of the public at large especially regarding extreme loading events, wind performance, risk, reliability, and the engineering processes that provide the foundation for all the structures in our built environment. For further information, please see

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization established in February 2008, is focused on funding fellowships, scholarships and internships for undergraduate students and those planning to pursue graduate studies in building engineering, design or technology. It also provides financial support for individuals and organizations pursuing philanthropic activities related to building engineering, design or technology. Key elements of the program are college scholarships, traveling internships and grants to and partnerships with nonprofit organizations



This material is based upon work supported by the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation. Any opinions expressed are those of the author and not those of the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation.


Special Thanks

I would like to personally thank the Thornton Tomasetti foundation for the opportunity to study the links between engineers and the nontechnical professionals who are stakeholders on engineering projects. The ability to communicate between all stakeholders is critically important to project success, and I am very grateful to the foundation for being given the opportunity to research how performance-based engineering can act as an aid in this communication.


©2019 by C. Wolfe. Created with support from the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation.

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