Department Highlights

COE Outstanding Teacher Award
Dr. Alexander Drakopoulos
receives his second Outstanding Teacher Award in the past three years, for the 2014 academic year. The outstanding teacher award is voted on by the senior graduating class. He will be honored at the COE Honors Convocation on Friday, April 25. Congratulations Dr. D!

SSRC Beedle Award
Dr. Vinnakota, professor emeritus, received the 2014 SSRC Beedle Award. The Beedle award is presented annually to a longtime member of the SSRC that is a worldwide leader in stability research or design of structures with significant stability issues and has made significant contributions to national and international design code development.

Discover Magazine Highlights
Drs. Mayer, McNamara, and Zitomer's influential research on saving the planet's most threatened resource - water, was highlighted in the spring Discover Research|Scholarship magazine.

Alumni Highlight - Michael May
Michael May
, CIVIL ENG '01, was named one of the 40 under 40 by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Michael works as a senior traffic engineer/project manager at TADI (Traffic Analysis & Design, Inc.). He occasionally guest lectures classes at his alma mater (MU!) for the CCEE department.

2014 COE Alumni Awards
The College of Engineering highlighted five distinguished alumni for alumni award weekend, two of which graduated from the Department of Civil. Construction and Environmental Engineering: Bruce A. Spann and James G. Shaw

Environmental Seminar
Dr. Anne Schauer-Gimenez
, director of biological research at Mango Materials, will be on campus Monday, April 28th to present her story From Biogas to Bioplastics: the Mango Materials Story.

National Faculty Award
The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
has awarded Dr. Drakopoulos with the best TRB Freeway Operations Paper in 2013 titled "Impact of Heavy Vehicles on Freeway Operating Characteristics Under Congested Conditions." Congratulations D!

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2014 Commencement Announcements
University Commencement Information
COE Commencement Information
Congratulations Seniors!

UGrad Environmental Fellowships
The EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study has 34 new fellowships for the summer of 2014. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a 3-month summer internship. Application deadline: May 27, 2014.

WEF National Competition Congratulations to Sara Breitzman, Andrea Dunn, Matthew Fueston, and Sarah Walsh for advancing to the next level of the Water Environment Federation National Competition that will be held from September 27-October 1 in New Orleans, in the Wastewater category. This is a highly competitive competition, and were chosen from a select pool of applicants across the nation. They also were invited to come share their presentation at the 2014 CSWEA Annual Conference that will be held in St. Paul on May 14th. Their problem statement for the competition is "Can we develop a more sustainable biosolids management plan for Southeastern Wisconsin?"

ASCE Regional Competition
On April 11-12, the Marquette ASCE Student chapter competed in the 2014 Annual Great Lakes Regional Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 18 other schools and over 500 students. Marquette finished in 10th place overall; while finishing 1st in Surveying, 6th in Steel Bridge, and 7th in the Concrete Canoe competitions.

Chi Epsilon Scholarship
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering would like to congratulate student Oliver Haugland on being awarded the 2014 Dr. Eugene A. Glysson National Chi Epsilon Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded yearly to students who demonstrate outstanding academic work, as well as significant, enthusiastic and excellent involvement in extracurricular activities, particularly within Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Congratulations Oliver!

Hunger Clean-Up Day
Join ASCE, MUBC, EWB, and Chi Epsilon for the 25th Civil Engineering Hunger Clean-Up day! Register on the website as a volunteer to join this amazing crew of students helping our community. Hunger Clean Up day is on Saturday April 26th.

APWA Spring Conference
On Thursday, May 1, 2014, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association will be hosting a program specifically for college students at the Spring Conference in Milwaukee. The goal of the program is to open college student’s eyes to the vast opportunities in the public works sector and give you a head start on finding your next job. There will be educational sessions on the public works profession and public works jobs along with time for students and faculty to meet with municipalities, vendors and private consultants at the conference. Students are encouraged to bring their resume to pass out.

James L. Allhands Essay
Ryan Mahoney, a CEMA student, had his James L. Allhands Essay targeting the importance of virtual construction tools for pre-project planning published in the April 2014 issue of the Professional Constructor Journal of the American Institute of Constructors. Congratulations Ryan!


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