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2015 NCEES Engineering Education Award winners

Grandprize winner

The Marquette University Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering is the grand prize winner of the 2015 NCEES Engineering Education Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. The award jury met June 2, 2015, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.

The department received the top prize for its submission, Sechum Vehicle Bridge (PDF). For the project, civil engineering students worked as part of a team that also included faculty, professional engineers with specific technical backgrounds to support each discipline on the project, other professionals, and over 100 community volunteers from the Mayan community of Sechum. The team designed and constructed a vehicular bridge, which impacted three rural communities seeking safe, reliable crossing of the Rio Pasaguay to access education, markets, and health care.

The jury praised the project for its strong interaction with professional engineers as well as improving the quality of life in this community.

2015 additional winners

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

Browse through all past award winners.

NCEES Engineering Education Award book

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