December 4th, 2019
CM Solutions and Arup partnered to award a $6,000 scholarship to Christi Fu, which was presented at the WTS Los Angeles’ Annual Awards Dinner held on November 7, 2019.
Christi is a student at UCLA in the Executive MBA program with a specialization in Global Management. She works as an Associate VP at Arcadis, where she serves as the Deputy Operations Manager for the Contract Solutions Group on the west coast. This MBA will add considerable value to her goal of reaching the executive level in her career. Christi has also volunteered her time encouraging young women to consider careers in engineering. “Girls need role models in these careers – women they know – so they believe they can do it,” said Christi, who is herself a Professional Engineer.
CM Solutions established the scholarship in 2018 to help young women with natural abilities in math and sciences to overcome barriers to careers in STEM fields. “I have a desire to see more women, particularly those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and need mentoring and encouragement, to move into a STEM career,” said Robyn Coates, CEO and founder of CM Solutions. “I am particularly happy to award this scholarship to Christi because of her volunteer work.”
CM Solutions partnered with Arup and with WTS Los Angeles for the scholarship because WTS-LA is a vibrant organization with many great models for young women. It is committed to advancing women, and the field of transportation has many great math and engineering careers.
About CM Solutions
CM Solutions is a certified small, woman-owned business that specializes in project controls for large, complex construction projects, providing cost, schedule and risk solutions to public agencies, construction management firms, and contractors. CM Solutions’ clients trust their best-in-class consultants to maximize profitability through effective strategic planning, and project controls.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. From 88 offices in 33 countries our 14,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects with creativity and passion. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world.