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Seattle University Engineering Projects Win Two National 2013 NCEES Awards

For the third year in a row, two Seattle University senior design projects have been selected for NCEES awards.  The two projects receiving a $7,500 award each include the Newhalem Sickler Building Structural Evaluation project for Seattle City Light and the Babcock Creek Crossing Design Options project for Seattle City Light.

The NCEES Engineering Award recognizes engineering programs that encourage collaboration between students and professional engineers.  The winners were selected by a jury of NCEES members and representatives from academic institutions and professional engineering organizations.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is a nonprofit organization made up of engineering and surveying licensing boards from all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its founding in 1920, NCEES has been committed to advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the American public.

Seattle City Light issued a supporting press release on this announcement - Seattle City Light Press Release

Click on the below project names for project description and submission details:

CEE 13.2 Seattle City Light – Newhalem Sickler Building Structural Evaluation

CEE 13.3 Seattle City Light – Babcock Creek Crossing Design Options

The Project Center

Working as a faculty advisor on student projects helps me to expose my students to an entirely new range of skills that they will need when they become practitioners in their chosen fields. Project management, teamwork, communication, translating academic knowledge to reality are skills that set our students apart. The partnerships we’ve built with sponsoring organizations provide valuable professional connections for students and faculty alike.

- Teodora Rutar Shuman, Chair, Mechanical Engineering