Archives—April 2015

CEE Awards Banquet 2015

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Annual Awards Banquet was held in the Rosza Atrium on April 16th.

2015 Danielle Ladwig Award for Graduate Excellence Zoe Miller and Jennie Tyrell
2015 Danielle Ladwig Award for Graduate Excellence
Zoe Miller and Jennie Tyrell

The 2015 Danielle Ladwig Award for Graduate Excellence
Zoe Miller and Jennie Tyrell
The Danielle Ladwig Award for Graduate Excellence is made annually to a graduate level civil or environmental engineering student in recognition of outstanding achievement in academics, research, and service, in memory of our friend and colleague, Danielle F. Ladwig.

The Graduate Research Excellence Award Xiao Sun – nominated by Barbara Dai
The Graduate Research Excellence Award
Xiao Sun – nominated by Barbara Dai

The Graduate Research Excellence Award
Xiao Sun – nominated by Barbara Dai

2015 Nicole Bloom Award for Environmental Sustainability  Brent Cousino nominated by Bill Leder.
2015 Nicole Bloom Award for Environmental Sustainability
Brent Cousino nominated by Bill Leder.

The 2015 Nicole Bloom Award for Environmental Sustainability
Brent Cousino nominated by Bill Leder.
The Nicole Bloom Award for Environmental Sustainability is made annually to an undergraduate civil or environmental engineering student who has demonstrated leadership, passion, and activism for effecting environmental sustainability at the local, national, or global level.

2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Scholar Jason Cattelino nominated by Tess Ahlborn
2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Scholar
Jason Cattelino nominated by Tess Ahlborn

The 2015 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Scholar
Jason Cattelino nominated by Tess Ahlborn

2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year David Porter
2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
David Porter

The 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
David Porter

2015 Howard Hill Faculty of the Year Award Kris Mattila
2015 Howard Hill Faculty of the Year Award
Kris Mattila

The 2015 Howard Hill Faculty of the Year Award
Kris Mattila

More photos on the CEE Photo Gallery


CEE Senior Design Colloquium May 1st

cee1Senior Design Colloquium
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
May 1, 2015
Presentations will be in Dow 641 & Dow 642
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the spring 2015 senior design team presentations. This semester students have undertaken a wide range of interesting projects to fulfill the Department’s design project requirement. Refreshments will be served.

Download Program PDF: Senior Design Colloquium Spring 2015

Dow 641:
8:00 AM

Design of Highland Copper Company’s Slurry and Water Pipeline & Expansion of the Existing Mine Tail-ings Impoundment to Accommodate Future Mining
Instructor: Stan Vitton

Slurry and Water Pipeline Design:
Cassandra Kussow, Tyler Scarlett, Patricia Tompson, Shi Yan

Slurry and Water Pipeline Construction:
Nicholas Coon, Trace Hubbard, Margaret Kloote, Ellen Nightingale, Dustin St. Arnaud, Madison Ziems

Expansion of Existing Mine Tailings Impoundment:
Alex Anderson, Ronald Coffey, Kyle Pfeifer, Christian Valesano, Derek Waldorf

Dow 642:
8:00 AM

Wayne Industries Development Plan
Instructors: David Nelson and Bill Leder

ENVISION Consulting Group — Site Plan
Dan Livernois, Project Manager; Jim Herman, Adam Schalk, Kevin Smith

JART — Rail Access
Joe Giancarlo, Project Manager; Robert Daavettila, Tyler Pullen, Alyssa Strebel

Keweenaw Building Solutions — Building/Structural
Mark Heinrich, Project Manager; Kyle Gillean, Kyle Hamilton, Tanja Mattonen

Dow 641 9:30 AM
Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for a Trichloroethylene Groundwater Contaminant Plume in Mancelona, Michigan
Instructors: Alex Mayer and Eric Seagren

1 Earth Engineering
Kelsey Lank, Project Manager; David Ekkens, Ellen Englund, Qiuyuan Nan

Northern Way Environmental
Jonathan Rickli and John Weston, Project Managers; Josh Siler, Brady Zueg

Superior Consultants
Hannah Slabaugh, Project Manager; Alex Ferguson, Laura Harris, Sarah Peterson


Dow 642 9:30 AM

Hebron Gravity Based Structure (GBS) near St John’s, Newfoundland
Instructors: Mike Drewyor and Tim Wellert (ILF)

BBG Engineering, Tower Cranes 3 & 5: Foundations, Erection and Removal
Marshall Bailey, Project Manager; Andy Groneveld, Emily Blaney

CKE Engineering, Tower Crane 4: Pile Foundation, Erection and Removal
Charlie Briner, Project Manager; Ethan Bell, Kevin Courtney

International Bridge Design Group, Pedestrian Access Bridge: Foundation, Bridge, Erection and Removal
Erica Morley, Project Manager, Tom Kendrick, Nick Krommendyk, Micah Trierweller

Silver Lining Construction, Bund and Slurry Wall Design, Construction and Removal
Ashley Guenther, Project Manager; Richard Taglione, Ross Kittel, John Qualey


Talk: Oil and Gas Pipeline Design, Construction and Operation

IMG_9826 (450x319)James Rockwell ’79, gave a presentation "Oil and Gas Pipeline Design, Construction and Operation," on Thursday April 16th at Michigan Tech.
The presentation was based on Rockwell’s 33-plus years in the oil and gas industry. It focuses on long-distance pipelines.
An overview of the engineering principles, issues, practical aspects and regulations applicable to the design, construction and operation of oil and gas pipeline systems was presented. The focus was on DOT specifications, standards and procedures for steel pipelines. Hydraulics, diameter and wall thickness sizing construction aspects were discussed.


Tess Ahlborn presented with an Outstanding Faculty Award

Tess_AhlbornTess Ahlborn was presented with an Outstanding Faculty Award on Sunday, about 250 students gathered for the 9th Annual Greek Life Awards Ceremony in the MUB Ballroom. In addition to the many student awards presented, Order of Omega, the Greek Life Honor Society that coordinates the awards, also took the time to recognize some exceptional faculty and staff.
There are more than 500 students in fraternities and sororities at Michigan Tech, and Order of Omega really wanted to emphasize that these awards (Outstanding Faculty Award and Outstanding Staff Award) would be coming directly from the students.
Link to Tech Today article


Steel Bridge & Concrete Canoe Winners

Congratulations to the ASCE Steel Bridge Team and Concrete Canoe teams for their outstanding performance at the regional competition in Toledo this past weekend.

The Steel Bridge Team placed second in the region, securing a spot to attend the National competition this summer.

The Concrete Canoe Team placed first in the regional canoe competition, securing a spot to attend their National competition this
summer.

Please be sure to congratulate these students for their countless hours of dedication and hard work.

To learn more about the Canoe Team, check out their website. To learn more about the Steel Bridge Team, check out their website

News article Engineering Society of Detroit Technology Century

Michigan Tech's Steel Bridge Team
Michigan Tech’s Steel Bridge Team
Michigan Tech's Concrete Canoe Team
Michigan Tech’s Concrete Canoe Team