December 22, 2015
2015 has been a great year for the
Construction Engineering Management (CEM) emphasis at U of A. Industry support
has been strong and student interest is high. This fall the CE381-Construction
Management class has the largest enrollment (27 students) since the course started in 2012. Industry input is a
vital part of the emphasis, from course objectives, to guest speakers, and site
visits. Some highlights from CE381 this fall
visits to Tucson airport air...
one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas
companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage
Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students.
Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to
nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion
for Engineering and Science.
Selected students will be exposed to a top quality...
Professor Larry Head, alumnus Felipe Ladrón de Guevara and former professor Mark Hickman have received the 2016 D. Grant Mickle Award from the Transportation Research Board for their paper “Resonant Cycles Under Various Intersection Spacing, Speeds, and Traffic Signal Operational Treatments.” From left, Hickman, Ladrón de Guevera and Head accept the award on Jan. 11 at TRB’s 95th annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where they also attended the TRB Chairman’s luncheon on Jan. 13. Established in...
Our department was certainly busy over the weekend, hosting both the Centennial Awards Luncheon on Friday and the 10th Annual Homecoming BBQ on Saturday. The Luncheon was held at 12pm at Hotel Congress in the heart of downtown where the winners of the 2015 Centennial Awards were recognized. Mark Woodson, Brian Dolan, and Robert Turton were the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni award; Jorge Villalobos was this year's Outstanding Young Alumni; and Dr. Philip Newlin, who passed away in 1995,...
Homecoming is right around the corner and the time of our BBQ has been confirmed! Please join us at 10:00am on Saturday, October 24th in the CEEM courtyard for festivities, friends, and food. The Homecoming game against Washington State will kickoff at 1pm. If you haven't already, please RSVP for the BBQ at the following link: www.tinyurl.com/2015CEEMBBQ.We'll see you there! Homecoming BBQ 2014
Andisheh Ranjbari, CEEM doctoral student, has been awarded the Parsons Brinckerhoff Jim Lammie Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded by the Directors of the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF). Andisheh was ranked 2nd out of all the applicants from states across the nation and was invited to the awards presentation to be held in San Francisco on October 6th. The ceremony, “Celebrating Tomorrow’s Leaders: Leadership APTA & the American Public Transportation Foundation Awards...
Sundt was recently featured on tucson.com commemorating 125 years as a company. Sundt has long served the Tucson community and the University of Arizona alone features 54 Sundt company projects. Sundt celebrated its 125 years with a showcase of its top innovations.To access the original article, please click here.For more information about Sundt and its top innovations, please visit www.sundt.com.
Dr. Tribikram Kundu, professor of Engineering Mechanics and
Structures, was recently awarded the Structural Health Monitoring Lifetime
Achievement Award. The prestigious award, which was created for individuals in
the SHM community who has advanced state-of-the-art through research,
technology, education, and service to the community, was presented to Dr. Kundu
at the 10th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring.
Dr. Kundu’s many contributions to structural health monitoring...
Participants of the Summer Engineering Academy pose with their Popcicle stick bridges.The department held a summer camp event for high school students as part of the Summer Engineering Academy program. The program took place July 20-21st, 2015 and was led by structural engineering faculty Dr. Hongki Jo and four graduate students, Melvin Dyan (Structures), Ming Chen (Transportation), Mohamad Sadat (Geotechnical Engineering), and Michael Potucek (Water). The team led the students in various...
Marla Smith-Nilson on the Today Show in September 2013.Marla Smith-Nilson, an advocate for clean water in the
world’s impoverished areas and the 2007 winner of the Centennial Outstanding
Young Alumni Award, was featured on the Today Show. The segment, which aired
September 2013, honored women who are making a difference in the world. A 1991
CEEM graduate, Marla’s time at the UA was busy, as she held a consistent GPA,
served as President of the ASCE student chapter, and traveled across the...