Seattle University

NCEES Engineering Education Award $10,000 winner

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project: Seismic Retrofit and Structural Improvement of a Camp Facility for Children with Life-Altering Medical Conditions


Students: Aaron Africa, Huynh Huynh, Lucas Lazaga, Daniel O’Brien

Faculty: Guven Kiyamaz, Ph.D.; John Wesley Lauer, Ph.D., P.E.; Nirmala Gnanapragasam, Ph.D., P.E.

What value does a real-world project bring to students?

How do you decide what projects to work on?

How did this project prepare students for professional practice?

What advice do you have for other programs wanting to add similar collaborative projects to their curriculum?