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Departmental News:

A breakfast reception was held at the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) in Columbus Ohio with about 20 alumni attending. Prof. Zeng, chair of the department, gave an update about the department and answered questions. The event was organized by the Case Alumni Association and will be held annually at the conference in the future.

 

The department recently celebrated the 80th birthday of Prof. Saada, who has been teaching for 52 years in the department and made significant contributions to the education, research, and leadership of the department. He served as department chair from 1978-1998. Over the years, through the generous support of Saada Family Fellowship, ten Ph.D. students in our department received full scholarship to pursue their degrees. Recently, he spearheaded the effort for renovating the geotechnical laboratory in our department with a personal donation of $150,000.

 

 

We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to the Class of 2014 and wish them the very best in their future careers. The following students received their degrees at commencement on May 18, 2014:

BS - Alison Brooks, Peter Cooke, Kayla DeVault, Ryan Haines, Holly Holmes, Richard Hulick Jr., Michelle Hummel, Stacey Hursen, Alec Jokubaitis, Denn Manglona, Ryan Stroud, Abraar Suhail, Harry Weintraub, and Bryan Yokote.

MS - Ata Adeel, Shaohua Gao, Maeve Goede, Joe Hogan, Jennifer Huang, Ryan Koepka, Henry Spradley, and Gregory Willenkin

Ph.D. - Junliang Tao

 

Congratulations to this year's CE award winners:

The Kenneth M. Haber Award - Alex Abbott

The Craig J. Miller Memorial Award - Abraar Suhail, Kamil Nizamiev, and Quan Gao

The Allison C. Neff Prize - Hana Litwin

The Roy Harley Prize - Ryan Haines, Holly Holmes, Jianying Hu, and Jin Qin

The Richard and Opal Vanderhoof Award - Michelle Hummel, and Alison Brooks

ASCE-  Student Chapter Service Award - David Bass

ASCE Outstanding -Senior - Michelle Hummel

GB Brook - Stacey Hursen

The Richard and Opal Vanderhoof Scholarship for BS/MS Students -

Maeve Goede, Ryan Koepka, Henry Spradley and Gregory Willenkin

 

Michael Pollino, assistant professor of civil engineering has been named the American Institute of Steel Construction Milek Fellow.

The organization presents the award-formerly known as the AISC Faculty Fellowship-each year to a promising young university faculty member with expertise in the design and construction of steel structures. The award will help support Pollino's work to develop a design and retrofit strategy for steel buildings to withstand demands from hazardous events like earthquakes, blasts, and tornados while respecting architectural and economic constraints.