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UA CEEM Professor Receives Attention from National Media

Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, founder of the Metropia app.Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, professor of transportation engineering here at the U of A, has received attention from national media thanks to his startup app, Metropia. Fast Company, the world's leading progressive business media brand, featured Dr. Chiu's app on their website earlier this week. Metropia is designed to reduce car traffic by suggesting alternative methods of transportation to users by means of location services.  The users are incentivized...



CEEM Prepares for 10th Annual Homecoming Celebration

The CEEM department is already hard at work planning our annual homecoming BBQ. Traditionally held in the Civil Engineering courtyard, the BBQ features music from local bands, delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and bratwursts, and, of course, the alumni, visiting a campus that was once very much their home. This year, CEEM will celebrate 10 years of homecoming tradition and fun. The festivities to commemorate this exciting milestone are already underway, and CEEM hopes to see you all there to...



Civil Engineering Recruiting and Mentoring Request from CEEM Head Dr. Kevin Lansey

Dear UA CE Friends and Alum, I’m writing to ask your help to improve undergraduate Civil Engineering recruiting.  Although engineering enrollment at the UA is increasing, Civil Engineering is lagging after a significant drop in 2009-11.  Students did not see their opportunities in our field and this perception is difficult to change.  We are working on that by presenting real data, such as we have exceeded 80% placement of our grads in jobs or graduate school prior to graduation for the...



CEEM Alum Elected as ASCE Fellow Grade

 On June 25th, Civil Engineering alum Ken Cooper, PE, LS, was elected as Fellow Grade in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Cooper’s professional accomplishments and participation in the organization were recognized by his peers, who voted him into the honored position. Mr. Cooper graduated in 1986 with a BSCE. On behalf of CEEM, we wish him the best of luck and congratulations on his accomplishment.  



CEEM Professor Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Achintya Haldar recieves the Society for Reliability and Safety's Lifetime Achievement Award.Dr. Achintya Haldar, Civil Engineering professor at the University of Arizona, was the honored recipient of the Society for Reliability and Safety's Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work in Structural Reliability. Dr. Haldar holds many impressive achievements to date, including major teaching awards not only at the University of Arizona, but the Georgia Institute of Technology and...



UA CEEM Student Receives ACEC Scholarship

Congratulations to Megan Hoke, who was featured in American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona's June 2015 newsletter along with other student scholarship recipients. The original newsletter can be found here.



Now Boarding: Tucson to Phoenix by Bus in 45 Minutes

Article from Arizona Engineer, found here. Andisheh Ranjbari, center, with then AzTA executive director Jim Dickey, right, and AzTA president Katrina Heineking at the AzTA/DOT conference in PhoenixTop picture: Andisheh Ranjbari, center, with then AzTA executive director Jim Dickey, right, and AzTA president Katrina Heineking at the AzTA/DOT conference in Phoenix. - See more at: http://news.engr.arizona.edu/news/now-boarding-tucson-phoenix-bus-45-min...UA Engineering student’s work helps...



UA student in Nepal helps rebuilding efforts

Article from Tucson News Now, found here.CEEM Ph.D. Student Ulina Shakya in NepalTUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A structural engineering student from the University of Arizona is safe and doing well after a second powerful earthquake rocked Nepal while she was providing relief there. Ulina Shakya spoke to Tucson News Now by Skype about her efforts to rebuild villages that were damaged or destroyed by two 7-magnitude earthquakes."It was so heartbreaking to see all the buildings...



Engineering Design Day 2015 A Success

Engineering Design Day at the University of Arizona was a success this year!The goal of this project is to design a multipurpose three-story building that creates a new hub for businesses and student housing. Located in the West University Historic District, the building blends into the historic neighborhood's architectural features. The project encompasses a complete transportation, hydrological, structural, and geotechnical design of the building and site while adhering to all...



What Floats Your Boat?

Article from UA News website, and may be found here.UA engineering students hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific Southwest Conference recently, drawing more than 1,000 students from 18 universities to test their technical, teamwork and creative skills in various competitions over several days.A highlight was the concrete-canoe races, held at Silverbell Lake before an enthusiastic crowd. The annual event challenges students' knowledge, creativity and stamina, while showcasing...

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