THE CIVIL SCOOP www.d.umn.edu/civileng The Department of Civil Engineering The University of Minnesota Duluth V O L U M E A Message from the Department Head 2 Recent UMD News 3 Faculty and Student News 7 T HI S I S S U E 2 M A Y 2 0 1 2 Congratulations to our new graduates! INSIDE THIS ISSUE: I N SI D E 3 , I S SU E : Inside Story 2 Inside Story 2 Inside Story 2 Inside Story 3 Inside Story 4 Inside Story 5 Inside Story 6 We are very proud to present our first civil engineering graduate class. We wish them all the best in their civil engineering careers. See page 3 for more details on the first graduating class, including the names of the new civil engineers appearing in the photograph above. 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.