CDE’s Vice President of Design Engineering, Victor Diaz, personally delivered KN-95 masks earlier this month to the Dean of Academic Affairs and Health Science’s Edward Willey at Palm Beach State College to ensure practical training could continue safely for the faculty and students of the school’s acclaimed nursing program.
The delivery was a part of parent company 8-koi’s community outreach during the COVID-19 public health crisis to ensure frontline personnel, first responders, schools, and non-profit organizations could continue their important work safely.
“We had to learn a lot in the beginning, but we are so fortunate to have these supplies on hand and fill a need when so many lives are at stake. These donations exemplify our company’s core values of being thoughtful and dependable and represent the ‘human touch’ our team strives to deliver in service excellence every day – even at a safe distance.” says CDE Owner Inga Young.
CDE and 8-koi have provided design engineering and construction services to PBSC and other Florida schools over the years and regularly offer student internships. You can see more about these projects at https://www.cdeco.com/projects/.
As Eastern Florida State College develops new and innovative programs at the Health Sciences Institute, CDE has created a scholarship for deserving students. At the EFSC’s Foundation’s meeting in September the firm will present a check for $25,000. This amount will be invested by the Foundation and the earnings from this investment will fund Health Sciences Institute scholarships in perpetuity.
The CDE Scholarship will be awarded to a Florida resident, enrolled fulltime in their program of study at the Health Sciences Institute and must maintain a 3.5 GPA.
CDE’s founders Lutfi & Peggy Mized, Kannan Rengarajan, and Rama Kannan established CDE to provide professional engineering design, design/build, and construction services. As we celebrate our 20th year in business, CDE continues to offer the highest quality services to our clients in educational, health care, commercial, and industrial sectors, as well as the federal government and Department of Defense.
CDE started an energy study along with FPL services for Eastern Florida State College in 1999 (when it was known as Brevard Community College). In the last 18 years since, CDE continues to work diligently with the institution to provide high quality engineering designs, delivered on-time, and within budget. CDE’s impact has helped save the College millions of dollars in energy costs, enhanced performance of equipment and facilities, as well as contributing to a productive, inspiring, and safe place for those in the community to learn.
One of CDE’s most prestigious projects for Eastern Florida State College was the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design of the new Health Sciences Building on the Melbourne Campus. CDE realizes the impact this new state-of-the-art teaching facility will make on the community and is proud to have again helped Eastern Florida State College, a true cornerstone of Brevard County, provide a place to train and produce the next generation of health care professionals.
CDE’s vision is aligned with Eastern Florida State College – we believe in the power of community and education. We view the establishment of this scholarship as a duty to help the very community that we live in and we could not be prouder to do so. It is our hope and desire that this scholarship will not only help Eastern Florida State College promote higher education but will also help to raise up the next Titans of our community.
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Members of the CDE team recently enjoyed a day of Golf at the Wanderers Country Club in Wellington, FL with our partners at Palm Beach State College. The 12th Annual Golf Tournament is organized by the Palm Beach State College Foundation which is dedicated to helping students with scholarship opportunities and program enhancements that will impact the local community. We are thrilled to hear that our friends at Palm Beach State College were able to raise over $135,000 during this event! CDE is proud to be a long time partner with Palm Beach State College and a major sponsor of this highly successful event! CDE fully believes in higher education and the opportunities that education creates for people of all ages.
CDE would also like to extend a special thanks to our friend Dave Suarez with Palm Beach State College Facilities for joining us on a very successful day.
For more about the Palm Beach State College Foundation and ways you can help make a difference visit their website here.