Cale Anger Best Master Thesis Award

Cale Anger (M.S. 2012) was an excellent researcher and helpful teaching assistant, who displayed a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Anger passed away unexpectedly January 28, 2015. Anger worked closely with Professor William Arnold on the project that led to the Minnesota legislature's statewide ban on triclosan in consumer products. His work earned the recognition of the department's Best Master's Thesis Award. He was also recongized at the University level with the Best Master's Thesis Award for the Physical Sciences.

A fund has been created to memorialize Cale Anger and honor his contributions. The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering has renamed the thesis award as the Cale Anger Best Master's Thesis Award, which will grant a cash prize to one recipient per year.

You can contribute to this fund to honor Anger and support excellence in engineering graduate education. The goal is to reach an endowment level that will sustain the award in perpetutity. Donations recieved will be doubled up to $1,500, due to a generous matching donation from Professor William Arnold.

Contributions to the Cale Anger Best Master's Thesis Award can be made online at Any questions about giving to the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering can be directed to Sally Euson at 612-625-6035 or