Four CAREER awards within past year

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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.

Xu Wins Dow Sustainability Fellowship

Donghui Xu
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Doctoral student Donghui Xu has been selected to receive a Fellowship from the Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows Program

ASCE / CEEFA Banquet

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The annual ASCE / CEEFA banquet, held on Friday, April 7, honored several CEE members. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter hosted the event which brings together current students and members of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association (CEEFA) for a social evening. The event typically consists of presentations by the Department Chair, CEEFA Board of Directors and various student organizations as the officers wrap up the academic year and transition members for the next year.

Steel Bridge Team Second at Regional Competition

Steel Bridge 2017
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The University of Michigan Steel Bridge Team (SBT) participated in the 2017 ASCE North Central Regional Competition this past weekend (April 6-8) at Lawrence Technological University.  The event brings schools from Michigan and northern Ohio together to compete with their 1:10 scale steel bridges designed to meet specific challenges set by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

Five students earn Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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