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Awards and Honors, Student Activities

Four CEGE Students with China Connections Receive Hsiao Shaw-Lundquist Fellowships

Posted July 12, 2021

Four CEGE graduate students will be supported in 2021 by the Hsiao Shaw-Lundquist Fellowship. Recipients include Svetlana Baranova, a mathematics and geomechanical engineering student advised by Sofia Mogilevskaya; Xiating Chen, a water resources engineering student advised by Xue Feng; and Tianyi Li (advised by Raphael Stern) and Te Xu (advised by Michael Levin), who both study transportation engineering.

Test on concrete wall
Research

Structural engineering faculty help ensure safe structures

Posted July 7, 2021

It is often said that the work of engineers goes unnoticed until something goes wrong.  In June of 2021, news was dominated by the account of a condo building collapse in Florida. The collapse of the multi-unit residence in the middle of the night caused multiple deaths. Minnesotans are still mindful of the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge. These dramatic incidents bring the public’s attention to the work of engineers, but the greater percentage of their work to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public takes place out of the public eye.

Students meeting online for summer career prep
Department News, Student Activities

Engineers Mentor CEGE Students Online in Summer of '21

Posted July 1, 2021

Restrictions of 2020 gave rise to some creative new approaches for reaching out to students. One such program was designed by CEGE’s Industry & Pre-Major Coordinator Michelle Anderson and Shannon Wolkerstorfer, CEGE’s External Relations Officer. They designed the CEGE Career Preparation and Mentor Program to help bridge a gap in summer opportunities and internships that resulted due to COVID-19.

Lytton Kendall (1961)
Memorials

Lytton Kendall

Posted June 22, 2021

Lytton Alden Kendall (BS Mining Engineering, 1961) died of Parkinson’s disease at Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, Oregon, April 16, 2021.

Svetlana Baranova on bridge
Awards and Honors, Profiles

Svetlana Baranova’s award highlights connection to China

Posted June 3, 2021

​​​​​​​Svetlana Baranova has been selected as a recipient of a Hsiao Shaw-Lundquist Fellowship.

Olutooni Ajayi
Awards and Honors, Profiles

Olutooni Ajayi awarded a PEO International Peace Scholarship

Posted June 1, 2021

Olutooni Ajayi, a graduate student in the first year of her doctoral studies in CEGE, has been awarded a PEO Internationa Peace Scholarship

Quinn Whiting (MS 2020)
Awards and Honors, Research

Quinn Whiting develops NMR spectroscopy method to track fluorine

Posted May 28, 2021

Quinn Whiting (MS Civil Engineering 2020, advised by Bill Arnold) was awarded one of only two 2021 Master’s Thesis Awards from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). Whiting’s thesis, “Fluorinated Photoproduct Formation from Photolysis of Fluorinated Pharmaceuticals and Phenols,” contributes a new method of tracking fluorine during reactions of pollutants.

Department News

Two Assistant Professors Join CEGE in the Shadow of the Pandemic

Posted May 11, 2021

In spite of obstacles due to COVID-19 restrictions, new professors Boya Xiong and Judy Yang have already contributed through their teaching and research.

Profiles, Student Activities

Alumnus Marcus Thomas Steps Up to Help EWB UMN Land a Rotary Grant

Posted April 19, 2021

When enthusiastic and dedicated students can tap into the passion and experience of our alumni, amazing things happen. Like when alumnus Marcus Thomas (BCE 1994) and the student chapter of EWB USA UMN collaborated to bring in a $15K grant from Rotary International District #5950.

Department News

10 Years of Impact: The 3M/Coleman Family Foundation Scholarship

Posted April 19, 2021

In 2021, the 3M/Coleman Family Foundation Scholarship reached two significant milestones—10 years and more than 100 scholarship awards!