DEC 2016. Graduating civil engineering major Christian Tafoya was recognized at the CEFNS Ceremony as an Outstanding Graduating Senior. From California, Christian will be working for ADOT in Phoenix designing intelligent transportation systems. In the photo, Christian (left) is with sponsoring faculty member Brendan Russo.
NOV 2016. CECMEE Surveying Lab Instructor Erick Welch was on the job this week, and spotted one of Flagstaff's finest species.
OCT 2016. CE students participated in the 2016 Arizona Pavements/Materials Student Poster Competition on 11/16/2016 and received awards:
• First Overall Place award (against all graduate/undergraduate students): Cristina Martin Linares (CE, MSE). Project Title: Modeling freeze-thaw cycles of asphalt mixtures
• Second place award (undergraduate category): Yijie Gao and Yuzhi Zhang (CE seniors). Project title: Mechanical responses of polymer dust suppressant mixed with soils in Northern Arizona
• Third place award (undergraduate category): Anas Almonnieay, Khin Kyaw, Phoo Myat Sandy Maung (CE seniors). Project title: Optimizing the use of recycle glass in concrete (CENE 486 Capstone project)
OCT 2016. Civil engineering senior Cristian Tafoya was selected for the NAU Gold Axe Award. This award is given to students who demonstrate an extraordinary amount of commitment to their studies, their academic department and the university as a whole, with above average GPAs and a high level of community involvement and public service. Cristian was also selected as the College's Outstanding Senior graduating this fall.
SEP 2016. NAU undergraduate senior Miranda Aakre and Cristian Tafoya won the Best Arizona Undergraduate Student Research Paper at the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) Arizona Student Paper Competition at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, AZ on Sep 29. Their work, titled "Pavement Data Collection: What Bikes Can Tell Us" detailed a study using personal cell phones with GPS systems and vibration software to crowdsource big data on road / paths when riding a bicycle.
SEP 2016. The annual AzSCE conference took place on Friday September 9th, 2016 at the Desert Willow conference center in Phoenix. At this conference, 20 students from NAU, U of A, and ASU participated in a student research poster competition. The posters were judged by professional civil engineers attending the conference. NAU senior civil engineering student Sabrina Ballard won the poster presentation by presenting her research poster entitled "Use of Photogrammetry to Assess the Condition of Existing Structures". This research was supervised by Dr. Robin Tuchscherer. Sabrina has an internship with Hubbard Merrell Engineering in Flagstaff; for a photo of the event see the link at Hubbard Merrell.
SEP 2016. The new CENE 333L Water Resources 1 Lab is up and running with 5 sections this fall! The new 1 credit lab is located in the C4P lab. The photo shows students measuring pressure losses on the new pipe friction apparatus. In addition to the new pipe friction apparatus, the lab includes a flume for demonstrating open channel flow around multiple obstructions, a parallel/series pump system, and a hydraulic bench. Site visits are also planned to enhance the lab.