The Civil Scoop www.d.umn.edu/civileng The Department of Civil Engineering The University of Minnesota Duluth V O L U M E 2 US Steel Donation 4 Class Highlights 6 and Research CE Student News 10 In Print 14 (Publications) IN SIDE T H IS IS SUE : Inside Story 2 Inside Story 2 Inside Story 2 Inside Story 3 Inside Story 4 Inside Story 5 Inside Story 6 I S S U E 1 M A Y 2 0 1 1 UMD Excels at ACI Convention INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Faculty & Staff 2 , Eight UMD Civil Engineering students attended the 2011 American Concrete Institute (ACI) international conference. Organized into two teams, the sophomores and juniors competed against 40 national and international university teams in the student "fiber reinforced polymer beam" category and won second place in strength, third place in prediction, and an overall "Outstanding University" title based on the service and professional activities of the student chapter. A banner was presented to the students, and it will be displayed in the UMD civil engineering office. Team members included Matt Fournier, Dan Abramson, Chelsea Hanson, Allison Carlson, Justin Baker, Andrew Venaas, and Kyle Berg. The From L-R: Advisor Eric Musselman, Students Matt Fournier, Kyle Berg, Justin Baker, Dan Abramson, Chelsea Hanson, Andrew Venaas and Allison Carlson faculty advisors were Eric Musselman and Eshan Dave. ACI is the code writing body for the national Concrete Building Code and has over 14,000 members worldwide. More on ACI on pg. 10 OUR MISSION The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth is to prepare graduates for professional practice and graduate study through a program firmly based in strong technical skills, fundamentals, hands-on learning, sustainability, and professionalism.