UIC’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. The Civil Engineering Professional Advisory Council (CEPAC) joined donors, students, and faculty for the annual Scholarship Reception and Awards Dinner
Donors, Students Meet at Scholarship Dinner
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, was a momentous evening for UIC’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. The Civil Engineering Professional Advisory Council (CEPAC) joined donors, students, and faculty for the annual Scholarship Reception and Awards Dinner at UIC.Through the generosity of donors and partners, CME awarded 64 scholarships to students. The support helps UIC in its mission to continue to provide access to excellence and success for our students. Board members, many of whom are UIC alumnus, added personal stories to the ceremony as they detailed the scholarship requirements and the interests and accomplishments of the donors.During the event, students received a certificate, and, in many cases, they were able to meet the donor of their scholarship or a corporate representative…
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ASCE Concrete canoe 2017
UIC Hosting ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference
Preparing for the annual ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference (GLSC)takes a lot of time and dedication from the students. This year, UIC’s student chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will have the added pressure of hosting the three-day event. The conference is slated for April 19 to 21 in Chicago. The GLSC is comprised of 18 regional universities, which is made up of schools from northern and central Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and Indiana, and it is one of the largest regions based on number of schools.“This will be a huge undertaking; we are expecting to host about 550 participants,” said Diana Briones, president of ASCE UIC.The schools will compete in a series of Civil Engineering-based competitions and network…
Reddy_Slag Project 2017
Professor Reddy is Researching Zero Emissions from Landfills
At steel mills, slag is a by-product that is generated after steel has been cooked up using iron and other materials in a furnace at high temperatures. For the owners of steel mills, steel slag is just a material that they want to clear out to make space for the fresh slag they would produce. But, for Professor Krishna Reddy of UIC’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, steel slag is an asset that has the potential to lower gaseous emissions being released from landfills.Based on preliminary testing in his laboratory, he is planning to use the steel slag as a cover layer in landfills to prevent carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. Apart from capturing the “fugitive…
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Professor Derrible Set to Discuss Climate Change
CME’s Professor Sybil Derrible will be part of a panel discussion about climate change. The panel, which is the last UIC Campus Conversation of the semester, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Student Center West, Michele Thompson Room A.The panel will be discussing, What is Climate Change and What Can We Do About It?Dr. Max Berkelhammer will moderate a discussion with UIC faulty members, which includes Derrible, Dr. Serap Erdal, Dr. Matt Wynter and Dr. Moira Zellner.The discussion can be watched live at
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Alumnus Gives Back by Helping Construct Footbridge in Panama
Embracing and partnering with the community is one of the key elements of UIC’s strategic priorities. And CME alumnus Robert Ryndak (BS ’81, MS ’82) is proving this to be true. Recently, he was part of a team that built a footbridge for a community in Rio Grande, Panama. In partnership with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), Ryndak, who is a senior construction manager for California-based Parsons, was one of 11 employees to visit the small community of 200 people outside of Panama City — to build a 155-foot suspension footbridge over the Rio Grande River. “The logistics of working at a remote site was a challenge for our team. Because we were more than an hour drive to the nearest…


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