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Herbert John Lathrop Engineering Scholarship
Herbert John Lathrop Engineering Scholarship sponsored by Lou Ann Lathrop. Herbert Lathrop was a mechanical engineer who graduated from the University of Minnesota in the V12 program of the Navy during WWII. He worked for Bucyrus-Erie, a mining equipment company, which enabled him to go on trips all over the world including China, which at the time was unthinkable. In the words of Herbert Hoover on engineering, "It is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings jobs and homes to men. Then it elevates the standards of living and adds to the comforts of life. That is the engineer's high privilege." This scholarship is dedicated to Lou Ann's father, who died on Saint Patrick's Day, the patron saint of engineers.