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Alumnus Elmore Named ASCE Fellow

Curt Elmore, who earned MS and PhD degrees from the UA department of civil engineering in 1988 and 1991, respectively, was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a 2016 fellow. Elmore, an expert in the design and study of green and sustainable remediation systems, has served as professor of geological engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology since 2001. A member of ASCE's Environmental and Water Resources Institute, he co-founded the ASCE Margaret S. Petersen...



UA Civil Engineering Alumni at Helm of ASCE

The University of Arizona department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics is celebrating the election of alumna Kristina Swallow as 2017 president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers, close on the heels of 2016 president Mark Woodson. Swallow, who received her UA bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1994, will be the fourth woman elected president of the ASCE since its founding in 1852 and the first to succeed another woman in the position. Woodson earned his...



CEEM Researchers Part of UA's First NSF I-Corps Cohort

Associate professor Jennifer G. Duan and PhD student Jaeho Shim compose one of seven teams in the University of Arizona's first group of National Science Foundation Innovation Corps site participants. Their software, CHRE2D, simulates flood inundation processes, allowing the general public and working engineers to view and track flood impact areas through the internet in real time. The UA NSF I-Corps site program, run by Tech Launch Arizona, offers a three-week course on commercialization and...



Spring 2016 Construction Engineering Management Emphasis Update from Dean Papajohn

The academic year just ended, and a lot has happened in the Construction Engineering Management emphasis at UA. Industry has been extremely engaged with students and CEM, and our CEM students have been extremely engaged with industry. This spring we offered a new course, CE483: Construction Cost Estimating, with 27 students enrolled. This course provided hands-on training in quantity take-off and cost estimating for a variety of construction tasks. In addition to a construction site visit to...



CEEM Announces Spring 2016 Outstanding Students

The UA College of Engineering honored outstanding seniors, graduate students and teaching assistants for the spring 2016 semester at a luncheon on May 2. Among them were the following superlative CEEM students: Senior Luis Valdez, nominated by professor Tribikram Kundu. Graduate student Jaeho Shim, nominated by associate professor Jennifer Duan. Graduate teaching assistant Anshul Agarwal, nominated by professor Robert Fleischman and graduating senior Abigail Davidson. More information about...



Distinguished Chapter Award for UA ASCE

The University of Arizona Society of Civil Engineers has received a 2016 Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 8 from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding student organization in the region, based upon engineering components, chapter involvement and impact. The UA chapter was recommended by the Committee on Student Members based on activities recorded in their 2015 annual report. They will receive a plaque recognizing their...



Alumna Up for ASCE Presidency

Kristina Swallow, who received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UA in 1994, is running for president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Swallow is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Nevada and currently serves as engineering program manager for the city of Las Vegas. Previously, she worked in the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall and owned a consulting firm. She has been involved in ASCE since 1998 and believes that, in order to achieve the Vision of 2025,...



Kudos to CEEM's da Vinci Scholar

The UA College of Engineering has named its 10 da Vinci Scholars for 2016 – and among them is civil engineering major Gabriel Simon Mitchell. Congratulations to this exceptional student, who will be recognized alongside the College's da Vinci Fellow in a special reception in May.



Ranjbari Takes Third at Grad Slam

Doctoral student Andisheh Ranjbari – recent recipient of the Eno Center for Transportation's Rodney E. Slater Award – placed third out of almost 60 competitors in the 2016 UA Grad Slam competition for her three-minute presentation "Flexpress: A New Intercity Public Transit Service." For her efforts, she won $1,000 from the UA Office of Research and Discovery, as well as a spot in the state tournament on April 16.The race against time was not the biggest challenge, Ranjbari said. "The hardest...



Ehsani's QuakeWrap StifPipe an Innovation Standout

The American Society of Civil Engineers has announced the winners of its first ASCE Innovation Contest, and StifPipe, a technology created by Professor Emeritus Mo Ehsani's QuakeWrap Inc., was named Best Value in Green Engineering. StifPipe, called the "world's first 'green' and sustainable pipe," consists of a lightweight honeycomb core covered with carbon- or glass-fiber-reinforced polymer. It is easily manufactured to any shape or size, does not corrode and weighs less than traditional pipes...

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