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Construction Engineering Management Emphasis Update from Dean Papajohn

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 include: Site visits to Tucson airport air...



ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ExxonMobil, 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...



CEEM Professor & Alumnus Receive D. Grant Mickle Award

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...



CEEM's Homecoming Weekend a Success

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,...



CEEM Homecoming BBQ Time Released

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



CEEM Ph.D. Student Awarded APTA Scholarship

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 at 125: Creating a Legacy of Landmarks

  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 Receives Prestigious SHM Lifetime Achievement Award

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...



Young Engineers Partake in CEEM's Summer Engineering Academy

     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...



Centennial Award Winner Marla Smith-Nelson Featured on the Today Show

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...

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