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2011 NCEES Engineering Award winners

Grandprize winner

The University of New Mexico Civil Engineering Department is the grand prize winner of the 2011 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. The award jury met June 7, 2011, in Clemson, S.C., to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.

The department received the prize for its submission, Integrated Infrastructure Improvements for a Youth Scout Ranch (PDF). For the project, teams of civil engineering and construction management students worked with professional engineer mentors to design infrastructure improvements for a youth camp. Each team addressed one of four areas necessary for the camp’s future growth and improved safety: drinking water and fire protection; drainage, erosion control, and emergency road access; wastewater collection and secondary treatment; and structural improvements, including a new pedestrian bridge and trading post.

The jury praised the project for incorporating various subdisciplines of civil engineering as well as construction management and for giving students “practical understanding of the routine work environment of practicing
professional engineers.”

Additional winners

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

Browse through all past award winners.

NCEES Engineering Award book

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