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November 1, 2011
Over the summer, the Department of Civil Engineering received the prestigious 2011 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. The grand prize, worth $25,000, was awarded to the CE Department because of a project completed during the Fall 2010 semester by civil engineering and construction management students in the CE 497/499 Capstone Design Course, taught by Dr. Andrew Schuler. Students worked closely with professional engineer mentors to design infrastructure improvements for a youth ranch located in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains - the Gorham Scout Ranch.
The project was a success on many levels and gave students a chance to work on a significant, real-world engineering problem. Scouting magazine recently wrote an article for the November/December 2011 issue of the publication that features the project and highlights its success.