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Four CAREER awards within past year

News date: 
2014-01-29

Assistant Professors Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Ann Jeffers, Carol Menassa and Krista Wigginton have each earned National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards within the past twelve months.

This award is given to those who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. It is NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.

Five students earn Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships

News date: 
2017-03-21

Doctoral students Elizabeth Agee, Byungjoo Choi, Heather Goetsch, Bharadwaj Mantha and Chia-Chen Wu have each been selected to receive a Rackham Postdoctoral Fellowship.

This fellowship supports outstanding students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. It is intended to support those who are working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. Criteria also includes research quality with promising results and excellence in professional leadership and service.

Yinyin Ye named Barbour Fellow

News date: 
2017-03-21

Doctoral student Yinyin Ye has been named as a 2017 Barbour Fellow. The scholarship award was originally endowed in 1917 by Levi Lewis Barbour to support full-time female graduate students studying medicine, math or science and who intend to “devote themselves to a professional career in their native countries after graduation” where their education will be critical to its development. Fellows are chosen based on their potential contributions to their home countries along with academic performance and progression toward their graduate degrees.

Remembering Bob Brustman

News date: 
2017-03-17

With great sadness, the department mourns the passing of Robert (Bob) Brustman, 51, who died unexpectedly on March 11 in Ann Arbor.

Bob worked as a marketing and communications specialist in CEE since May, 2016—one of several communications posts he’s held across the University during his career as a writer, editor and strategic communicator. He previously worked as a freelance writer and public information officer at Harvard University.

Carol Menassa receives the 2017 Daniel W. Halpin Award

News date: 
2017-03-17

Associate Professor Carol Menassa was selected as this year’s recipient of the Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction on March 7, 2017. ASCE Executive Directors, Thomas Smith notified Professor Menassa of this prestigious award which was established in 2011 by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Board of Direction.

Lutgarde Raskin receives the Jack A. Borchardt Award

News date: 
2017-02-27

Professor Lutgarde Raskin was named as this year's recipient of the Jack A. Borchardt Award on February 21, 2017. The award is "in recognition and appreication of individual contributions toward the continuing education of drinking water and clean water operators, engineers, and public officials," and is given by the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association.

Raskin received the award at the Borchardt Conference: ​24th Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater held on February 21 and 22, 2017, at the University of Michigan.

Sara Rimer receives Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Sara Rimer
News date: 
2017-02-27

Sara Rimer (PhD '16) has been selected to receive a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for her work, Controlling Hazardous Releases While Protecting Passengers in Civil Infrastructure Systems.

This award recognizes the most exceptional scholarly work produced by doctoral students at the University of Michigan who completed their dissertations in 2016. The Michigan Society of Fellows serves as the primary selection committee and ProQuest Information Services sponsors the award program.

Recent grads to present classwork to industry professionals and academics

Vishal Shreyans Shah (MSE ‘16)
Naga Veena Tarlana (MSE ‘16)
News date: 
2017-02-27

Naga Veena Tarlana (MEng ‘16)  and Vishal Shreyans Shah (MSE ‘16) will present “Investigating the Applications of NetPoint for Level 3 Schedules” at the annual PMA Technologies conference taking place on March 2 and 3 in Nashville, TN. The two recent graduates from the Tishman Construction Management Program will be discussing a research project they undertook as part of CEE 530: Construction Professional Practice in Winter 2016. Vaibhav Jain (MSE ‘16) was also involved with the project.

CEE’s Yafeng Yin, Zhengtian Xu, and Zhibin Chen receive best paper award

Yafeng Yin
News date: 
2017-01-26

Professor Yafeng Yin and three of his students have earned the Ryuichi Kitamura Paper Award presented by the Transportation Research Board of the U.S. National Academies. The award is given annually to the best paper in the Section of Travel Analysis Methods that is authored by students in collaboration with a professor or other mentor.

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