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...

Design Day Is on the Way!

UA Engineering Design Day 2016 is fast approaching. On Tuesday, May 3, seniors from every single department in the College of Engineering – including CEEM – will gather on the UA Mall and in the Student Union to present their capstone design projects. Join us from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to check out more than 100 student projects. New this year: Download the free UA Engineering Design Day app for iPhone or for Android.

Alumnus Inducted into MFSW Hall of Fame

Conrad Huss, who received his master's and doctoral degrees in engineering mechanics from CEEM in 1968 and 1970, was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame by the Mining Foundation of the Southwest on Dec. 5, 2015. Huss is a founder of the Tucson-based M3 Engineering and Technology Corp., a global mining industry design firm that has managed more than 10,000 projects since 1986. Read more in Arizona Engineer.

Metropia Makes GovTech 100

Metropia, the free traffic solution app created by associate professor Yi-Chang Chiu and commercialized through Tech Launch Arizona, has earned a spot in the inaugural GovTech 100. Developed by Government Technology magazine and e.Republic Labs, the list celebrates the "next wave of civic innovation" – those companies that have developed an innovative offering to improve or transform government. Metropia is recognized in the Smart Infrastructure category.The app made its first appearance at the...



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