Marla Smith-Nilson on the Today Show in September 2013.Marla Smith-Nilson, an advocate for clean water in the
world’s impoverished areas and the 2007 winner of the Centennial Outstanding
Young Alumni Award, was featured on the Today Show. The segment, which aired
September 2013, honored women who are making a difference in the world. A 1991
CEEM graduate, Marla’s time at the UA was busy, as she held a consistent GPA,
served as President of the ASCE student chapter, and traveled across the...
Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, founder of the Metropia app.Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, professor of transportation engineering
here at the U of A, has received attention from national media thanks to his startup
app, Metropia. Fast Company, the world's leading progressive business media brand, featured Dr. Chiu's app on their website earlier this week. Metropia is designed to reduce car traffic by suggesting
alternative methods of transportation to users by means of location services. The users are incentivized...
The CEEM department is already hard at work planning our
annual homecoming BBQ. Traditionally held in the Civil Engineering courtyard,
the BBQ features music from local bands, delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and
bratwursts, and, of course, the alumni, visiting a campus that was once very
much their home. This year, CEEM will celebrate 10 years of homecoming
tradition and fun. The festivities to commemorate this exciting milestone are
already underway, and CEEM hopes to see you all there to...
Dear UA CE Friends and Alum,
I’m writing to ask your help to improve
undergraduate Civil Engineering recruiting. Although engineering
enrollment at the UA is increasing, Civil Engineering is lagging after a
significant drop in 2009-11. Students did not see their
opportunities in our field and this perception is difficult to change.
We are working on that by presenting real data, such as we have
exceeded 80% placement of our grads in jobs or graduate school prior to
graduation for the...
On June 25th,
Civil Engineering alum Ken Cooper, PE, LS, was elected as Fellow Grade in the
American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Cooper’s professional accomplishments
and participation in the organization were recognized by his peers, who voted
him into the honored position. Mr. Cooper graduated in 1986 with a BSCE. On
behalf of CEEM, we wish him the best of luck and congratulations on his