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2009 NCEES Engineering Award winners

Grandprize winner

Florida A&M University-Florida State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is the grand prize winner of the 2009 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. The award jury met March 12, 2009, in Clemson, S.C., to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.

The department received the prize for its submission, Senior Capstone Course: Collection of Projects with Featured Everglades Restoration Project (PDF). Through its capstone course, students learn about nontechnical professional issues, such as ethics, teamwork, and communication skills, and complete a design of a civil or environmental engineering project. Professional practitioners participate by giving classroom lectures, providing real-world design projects, mentoring students, and evaluating students’ results. The featured senior design project included student teams working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on two restoration projects in the Florida Everglades.

The jury praised the project for demonstrating “strong interactions of practitioners with the engineering faculty and students.”

Additional winners

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

Read about past award winners.

NCEES Engineering Award book

Download the NCEES Engineering Award book (PDF), a publication that highlights each year’s winning projects.