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CWRU Students Receive Top Recognition in RePicture Award Program

RePicture is a virtual community that promotes education and networking among people involved in engineering. The mission of RePicture is to promote the important work done by engineers, empower students to envision themselves as engineers, encourage diversity in the field, and foster career opportunities. (click the news title for more)   (Nov 20, 2020)

In October, RePicture held a virtual awards ceremony to award prizes sponsored by various industry partners. These included the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Capital Section of Washington, D.C. First prize for both of these awards were awarded to CWRU students, with nominations extended to four other CWRU students. Students created projects for RePicture as part of their ECIV 371 Structural Design II course curriculum, taught by Professor Katie Wheaton. Those who chose, could opt to submit their projects for awards consideration. The full awards ceremony can be viewed here

Akwasi Duah won ASCE’s National Capital Section award for his profile of the Pivot Point: Stacking Rotated Steel Frames on a Pivot Column in Arlington, VA. You can view Akwasi’s award-winning project here.
AISC’s award considered projects highlighting the use of structure steel. The award’s committee chose six nominees to consider, all of which were CWRU students! Nominated for the award were Christopher Lemley, Olivia Paxson, Nicholas Strawn, Elliot Holzhauer, Akwasi Duah, and Luke Traverso. Luke Traverso took the top prize with his profile of the Shoal Creek Canted Thrust Arch Butterfly Bridge. You can view his award-winning project here.

(Nov 20, 2020)