UA Civil Engineering Alumni at Helm of ASCE

Portrait of Kristina SwallowThe University of Arizona department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics is celebrating the election of alumna Kristina Swallow as 2017 president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers, close on the heels of 2016 president Mark Woodson. 

Swallow, who received her UA bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1994, will be the fourth woman elected president of the ASCE since its founding in 1852 and the first to succeed another woman in the position. 

Woodson earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the UA in 1979. 

Another UA connection also saw success in the ASCE election: Affiliated faculty member Brent Borchers, who previously served as practitioner adviser for the UA's ASCE student chapter, was selected governor for Region 8, which encompassing nine Western states including Arizona.


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