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Civil Engineering

Congratulations to this year's Civil Engineering Awards winners: The Kennth M. Haber Award - Elizabeth Caceci and Jiale Li; The Craig J. Miller Memeorial Award - William Worsham and Mark Loria; The Allison C. Neff Prize - Samuel Shiau and Annastasia Wong; The Roy Harley Prize - Zachary Lyon, Yang Xu, and Shaoyang Dong; The Richard and Opal Vanderhoof Award - Campbell Fitzhugh and Jennifer DoVale; ASCE Junior Award - Katlin Newcombe; and GB Brook Award - Spencer Ehl. These students achieved outstanding academic performance and performed superb service to the department.

Congratulations to the 2017 Vanderhoof BS/MS Fellowship recipients: Ben Allan, Nicolas Heim, Jacob Lunn, and Laura Rendos. The fellowship was estabilished through a generous endowment by Mr. and Mrs. Vanderhoof to support BS/MS students in civil engineering department. The awards were presented to the students at a departmental ceremony on April 20.

We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to the Class of 2016 in our department. The BS degree recipients are: Benjamin Allen, Erin Dreger, Samuel Glaubitz, Nicholas Heim, Robert Kitson, Hana Litwin, Ferin Neff, John Pease III, Malcolm Perkins, Anna Pimentel, Laura Rendos, Sarah Ronan, Michael Streicher, Louis Stuerke, Jielun Gu, and Andrew Bollinger; MS degree recipients: Andrew Bollinger, Gwen Evans, Alexander Abbott, and Derek Slovenec; Ph.D. degree recipients: Quan Gao, Jianying Hu, and Jin Qin. We are very proud of their achievements and wish them the very best in their careers.

We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to this year's recipients of Vanderhoof BS/MS Fellowship: Andrew Bollinger and Gwen Evans. This fellowship was established by a generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Vanderhoof and has been supporting our BS/MS students since 2011.

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.