New Funding and Accolades for Michigan Tech Faculty

ADVANCE at Michigan Tech would like to extend their congratulations to Paul Sanders (MSE) for their new funding and Michael Drewyor (CEE) for their commission as Central Zone Vice President of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). See the stories which were published by Sponsored Programs and Civil and Environmental Engineering in the September 1 edition of Tech Today below.


Paul Sanders (MSE) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $500,000 research and development co-op/joint agreement from the US Department of Energy.

This 15 month project is entitled, “Rapid Bayesian High Entropy Alloy Designs Fabricated via Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing.”


Michael Drewyor (CEE) recently received his commission as Central Zone vice president of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) at the organization’s 99th annual business meeting. Delegates from the Central Zone elected Drewyor to this position when they cast their ballots in July 2020. The election results were announced at the virtual business meeting on Thursday (Aug. 27).

As vice president, Drewyor will serve on the NCEES board of directors and as the zone’s administrative officer through 2022. A resident of Houghton, Drewyor serves as an emeritus member on the Michigan State Board of Professional Engineers and the Michigan State Board of Professional Surveyors.

He served as a member of the NCEES Committee on Examinations for Professional Engineers from 2013–17 and as a member of the Committee on Examination Policy and Procedures from 2017–20.

Drewyor recently retired as the Roland A. Mariucci Professor of Practice in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where he taught for the last 13 years.

His teaching assignments included courses in construction management, civil and environmental engineering, and surveying engineering as well as senior capstone courses.

Drewyor was also an advisor for the Associated Schools of Construction Estimating team. A graduate of Michigan Tech, Drewyor continues to provide structural engineering services.

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