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Civil Engineering

Two undergraduate students from Brazil, Rodrigo Teixeira Schossler and Igor dos Santos Rodrigues de Lima, conducted research with Dr. Xiong (Bill)  Yu’s group during Summer 2015.   Rodrigo is a senior in the Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil.   Igor is a junior in the Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil.   Both Rodrigo and Igor were supported by the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, which aims to provide opportunities for Brazilian students to receive international research and educational experience.

We would like to express our warmest congratulations to the graduates of 2015! At the commencement on May 17, following Civil Egnineering students received their degrees:

BS Degree: Alexander Abbott, Kimberly Baker, David Bass, Maria Corsi, Emily Duewiger, Jessica Eiermann, Victoria Eldridge, Gwennyth Evans, Remy Hidaka, Lensa Jotte, Mohammad Khan, Ashley Parello, Tadbir Singh, Jakub Skodowski, Fatima Hussain Suhail, and Keri Walter

MS Degree: Holly Adams, Kimberly Baker, Alison Brooks, Lianwei Chen, and Stacy Hursen

Ph.D. Degree: Hao Yu

We wish them the very best in their future careers!

Our department will host the first Higley Endowed Lecture on Friday April 10 at 5 PM in Nord 356. Professor Craig H. Benson, the Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and director of sustainability research and education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will deliver the lecture. The title of his lecture is: Are We Designing for Sustainability? Using Life Cycle Analysis to Assess Sustainability Accomplishment.

Congratulations to this year's winners for the Vanderhoof BS/MS Scholarship: Alexander Abbott, Holly Adam, Kimberly Baker, Alison Brooks, and Stacey Hursen. The scholarship was established through a generous donation by the Vanderhoof Family to support civil engineering students who are pursuing BS/MS degrees in our department.

More than 200 area high school students participated in the 2015 Annual High School Model Balsa Wood Bridge Competition during E-week. The model bridges were judged by their design and stiffness under specific loading conditions.