2013 NCEES Engineering Award winners

The Cleveland State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is the grand prize winner of the 2013 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. The award jury met June 4, 2013, in Clemson, S.C., to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.

The department received the prize for its submission, Design, Funding, and Construction of the August Pine Ridge School/Hurricane Shelter in Belize (PDF). For the project, civil engineering students from the university’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders collaborated with faculty, professional engineers, and allied professionals to design and construct a building that would not only provide additional classroom space for a Belize school but also serve as a hurricane shelter for the local community (pictured above).

The jury praised the project for demonstrating the value of collaboration and the challenge of finding improvised, local solutions.

Additional winners

The jury selected five additional winners to receive awards of $7,500 each:

NCEES Engineering Award Book

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