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Beyond the Surface: Bringing Beauty and Structure to Light
David Bott (CMU BArch ’97, BS CEE ’98), grew up fascinated with the idea of creating spaces, how things were designed and how they were built. While his career path may be slightly different than he had envisioned as a young man, there can be no doubt that he is creating a legacy of iconic and unique spaces.
Bringing Science to Communication, Ong Translates for the Future
When Siri is asked what the weather is doing in Kalamazoo, there is a pretty good chance Leneve Ong has helped deliver the answer. Ong, who earned her Masters of Science from CEE’s Advanced Infrastructure Program in 2011, is a data scientist who helps Apple Inc.’s Siri understand spoken queries and deliver correct responses.
Hemming Welcomes Students for Real World Engineering Program
Dorian Hemming (CEE ’11) understands the value of professional networking. And to help the next generation of CEE grads transition into the workforce, he was excited to host CMU students Charyl Tan, Andrew Thompson, and Annie Hu in Washington, D.C.—and show them a day in the life of a civil and environmental engineer.
Marszalik Connects Native Alaskan Villages to Critical Sanitation Infrastructure
When Agnes Marszalik (BS '13) decided to focus her job search on areas near mountains, she had no idea that she’d end up in an area reeling from the impacts of climate change. Working as an engineer for the Division of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, she sees first-hand that native communities are relocating—or planning to relocate—due to the changing environment.
Leading the Way on Corporate Environmental Sustainability
As Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM, CEE alumn Wayne Balta now leads the environmental efforts he helped to start nearly 30 years ago.
Adam Incorporates Strategy, Sustainability into Chase Center
When the NBA’s Golden State Warriors plays its first game in the brand new 18,000 seat Chase Center, CEE alum Véronique Adam (BS '15) will be cheering them on—not just as a fan, but as an engineer who helped to make the center a reality.
Alum Turns Battery Acid into Fertilizer – While Exceeding EPA Standards
When John (Jack) Richardson, P.E. (BS ’87) is currently working on a project to convert industrial battery acid into fertilizer, an initiative born out of the EPA’s industry mandates to reduce emissions.
Kutchko Named SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Alumna Barbara Kutchko (PhD ‘08) named a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) distinguished lecturer.
Hancherick Returns to Campus as Project Engineer for ANSYS Hall
Carly Hancherick (CEE '14), is bringing her unique perspective to the project thanks to her familiarity with the school and campus. She’s working as the project engineer for the construction management team, Mosites Construction.
Building Bridges to Success
Civil Engineering alumnus W. Logan Dickerson always imagined building bridges would be in his future. His father had founded a bridge construction business in 1929, and Dickerson knew from the start that he wanted to earn a degree that allowed him to follow in his father’s footsteps.
CEE Alum Paul Murphy Oversees Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm
As Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Deepwater Wind, CEE alum Paul Murphy has a job unlike any other in the United States.
CEE/BME Alumna Corinne Clinch Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Corinne Clinch (CEE/BMA BS '14) has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurs category.
For One Alumna, a Rare Opportunity on the National Mall
Brittani Grant (BS, MS '12), a Project Manager at Clark Construction Group, discusses her role in helping to bring the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture to life.
YES: Mentoring Future Green Leaders
Detroit's next generation of green leaders: How Bryan Lewis (BS '13, MS '14) is working at the intersection of sustainability and social justice.
Internship: Helping Michigan Clean Water Nonprofit Review United Nations’ SDGs
Roseanne Usnay (CEE ’19) is interning for the environmental program at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan. The foundation provides grants for both clean water projects in the Great Lakes region and clean energy projects in South America and Africa. Roseanne is enrolled in the integrated BS/MS program at CEE and just completed her undergraduate studies.
Internship: Intern Gains Mentors, Guidance, Job Offer After Graduation
Masters student David DeSmet’s grew professionally through his internship at the Engineering Research and Decision Center at the Army Corps of Engineering, David has grown professionally. DeSmet was also offered the opportunity to continue working for the Army Corps of Engineering after he completes his degree in December 2018.
Internship: Focused on Safe Closing of Coal Ash Basins
Undergraduate Simone Stein (CEE/EPP ’20) is spending her summer in Charlotte, North Carolina working with the Coal Combustion Products team at Duke Energy. She’s assisting the group, which was formed in 2014 after the Dan River coal ash spill, to implement the safe closing of North Carolina coal ash basins which are mandated by the state government.
Internship Provides Insight into Water Industry Innovation
Master’s degree candidate Liz Alexander (CEE 2019) is spending the summer interning for the nonprofit Current.
Internship: Student’s Analysis Leads to Potential Cost and Energy Savings
Tessa Weeden (CEE ’20) is spending her summer far from Pittsburgh—as an intern at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP). Her work focuses on making borough buildings more efficient to save both energy and money.
Internship: Restoring the George Summer Internship—Ensuring Safety and Adding Appeal
CEE/EPP undergraduate Joseph Iacobellis is spending his summer working on “Restoring the George,” an initiative of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to maintain the structural health of the George Washington Bridge.
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