ASCE President Kristina Swallow presents distinguished lecture

From L to R: Philip Taylor, Badr Husini, Caroline Clevenger, Kristina Swallow, Moatassem Abdallah, Aaron Leopold

On Wednesday, February 28, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) President Kristina Swallow visited CU Denver and presented a lecture, “Engineering the Future” to more than 100 engineering students, faculty, and industry partners. The message: how to best prepare future civil engineers to meet the challenges in our aging infrastructure, innovation of new technologies and capabilities that will enable us to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Ms. Swallow also encouraged the attendees to have the necessary “courageous conversations” to promote sustainability and resiliency in our infrastructure and civil engineering. The visit was coordinated by the CU Denver ASCE student chapter and faculty in the Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) program.

While here, Ms. Swallow also spoke with the CEM advisory board, toured the campus and attended a dinner with campus and college leadership hosted by Chancellor Dorothy Horrell and Paul Boulos, president-elect of the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers.

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Mays recognized as Outstanding ASCE Faculty Advisor

David-Mays- (10-2014)-webDavid Mays, associate professor of civil engineering, has been recognized as the outstanding Faculty Advisor for a Student Chapter in Region 7 of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Region 7 comprises the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, and the cities of Kansas City and St. Louis in Missouri. Mays won this recognition after being nominated by several CU Denver students following the success of the 2016 Rocky Mountain Student Meeting which was co-hosted with Metropolitan State University of Denver in March-April 2016, and will accept his award at the September 2016 monthly meeting of the Colorado Section ASCE.


CE graduates honored by ASCE

Left to right: Norma Jean Mattei-ASCE President Elect; Richard Wiltshire-ASCE Colorado Section President; Charlie Pajares-CU Denver Student Awardee; Jesse Hanson-CU Denver Student Awardee; Todd Santee-CU Denver Student Awardee; Sean Franklin-ASCE Colorado Section Vice President (photograph by Peter Marxhausen)

At their annual student awards dinner on April 21, the Colorado Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored three graduates from CU Denver’s undergraduate civil engineering program: Charlie Pajares, Jesse Hanson, and Todd Santee. Faculty advisor David Mays nominated the awardees based on outstanding academic performance and dedicated service to our Student Chapter of ASCE, including the recent Rocky Mountain Student Conference.

Each awardee receives a cash award and a complimentary dinner invitation to the student awards dinner. In addition, Todd Santee was honored with the first prize in the Colorado Section ASCE Scholarship Competition, winning out over applicants from Boulder, CSU, and Mines.

Congratulations to all the awardees!