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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...



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...

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