September 25, 2013
Three CEE Students Named 2013 Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars
CEE senior, Jeffie Chang is entering her third year of involvement with the American Society of Civil Engineers CMU Steel Bridge team. Jeffie secured a coveted internship at Halvorson and Partners Structural Engineers in Chicago this past summer, and has conducted undergraduate research in structural engineering with Prof. Larry Cartwright. Jeffie has advanced her classroom studies so that she expects to graduate with her BS in Civil Engineering in December and plans to directly enter the MS program in Civil & Environmental Engineering.
CEE/EPP senior Christopher Ejiofor has been a guiding force for the CMU student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers throughout his undergraduate years. First as vice-president and now as president of ASCE, Chris has strengthened the relationship between the student chapter and the Pittsburgh Young Members Forum (YMF) of the ASCE. Chris completed a competitive internship at Gannett Fleming in summer 2013, and has conducted undergraduate research with Prof. Burcu Akinci in CEE and Dr. Deborah Lange of the Steinbrenner Institute.
CEE/EPP senior, William Elmore, is a leader in the Student Senate having served as Chief of Staff, Finance Chair, and as a regular representative since he was a first year student. He has spent this past summer working for Alcoa as a Corporate Strategy Analyst where he will continue after graduation. Previously, William studied in Denmark examining the role of publicly owned wind power generation as part of a summer program. He was also awarded a SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) to research the willingness to pay for carbon offsets by commuters. William is currently a member the CMU Water Polo Club where he now serves as President.
ACS Scholars are selected each year by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership. These undergraduate seniors embody Carnegie Mellon's high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership, involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts. Since its inception in 1975, the program has recognized nearly 1,000 students.
Pictured above (left to right): Chris Ejiofor, Jeffie Chang and William Elmore