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Catherine French, headshot in MAST Lab
Awards and Honors, Department News, Structural engineering

Catherine French, NAE


Professor Catherine E. Wolfgram French has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This is among the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer.

Catherine French, Member National Academy of Engineering
Awards and Honors, Department News, Structural engineering

Catherine French elected to the National Academy of Engineering


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering Professor Catherine French elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This is among the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. She joins Professor Emmanuel Detournay and Professors Emeriti Steve Crouch, Charles Fairhurst, and Theodore Galambos.

Bill Arnold on screen in video about Prairie Potholes
Awards and Honors

Bill Arnold stars onscreen in an award-winning video about prairie potholes


The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists awarded the 2024 Grand Prize for Environmental Communications to a film about NSF-funded research on how prairie potholes are responding to climate change.

The Class of 2024 spring graduation celebration
Department News

News Roundup Spring 2024


A collection of news items from CEGE

Group of students holding plaques and awards
Awards and Honors, Student Activities

2024 ASCE Student Symposium Awards for CEGE


The UMN Student Chapter brought home many awards from the 2024 ASCE Western Great Lakes Student Symposium in Chicago.

2024 Huber Award Winners Maziar Zamanpour and Tianyi Li
Awards and Honors, Department News, Student Activities, Transportation engineering

Matthew J. Huber Student Award


Two U of M graduate students win Matthew J. Huber Student Awards. Maziar Zamanpour, a master's student in civil engineering, and Tianyi Li, a doctoral candidate in transportation engineering.

Kimberly Hii
Department News, Water/Environmental engineering

Climate Change for Engineers


Kimberly Hill’s precocious children questioned her about their future in light of climate change. Her answer was to develop a class to help upcoming engineers understand climate change and how they can have an impact.

Department News, Research, Transportation engineering

Focused on the Road Ahead


Ever wonder what would happen if someone hacked your smart car? Raphael Stern is part of a group of researchers helping prepare cities for automated vehicles and the problems they might bring. Stern’s focus is cybersecurity.

Randal Barnes
Awards and Honors, Department News

Randal Barnes receives Horace T Morace Award


RANDAL J. BARNES received the Horace T. Morse - University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education,

Carol Shield, headshot

Carol Shield, American Concrete Institute Honorary Member


Carol Kittredge Shield, Professor Emerita in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, received one of the highest honors conferred by the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Shield is now an ACI Honorary Member.