The Civil Scoop
Newsletter for the University of Minnesota Duluth Civil Engineering Department
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Inside Story 2 Inside Story 2 Inside Story 2 Inside Story 3 Inside Story 4 Inside Story 5 Inside Story 6 TTT HEHEHE CCC IVILIVILIVIL SSS COOPCOOPCOOP The Department of Civil Engineering The University of Minnesota Duluth N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 1VOLUME2,ISSUE2 www.d.umn.edu/civileng INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Recent Faculty Research 3 Faculty and Stu- dent News 8 Meet a Few of New MS Students 12 In Print 14 The Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering Program started at UMD this fall. The MS Program is geared toward providing students with opportunities for in-depth learning of an area within civil engineering. At present two degree tracks are offered: (A) thesis research based curriculum and (B) project based curriculum. The thesis research option is focused for students having keen interest in research and trains them to continue on a path towards a doctorate. The project-based option focuses primarily on professional experience and helps student prepare for a career in a specialized field of civil engineering. At present, nine students are enrolled in the program; we are anticipating similar number of students to start in the spring of 2012. The program also allows for students who demonstrate academic excellence to follow the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate (IUG) option which allows them to take an accelerated path towards MS degree. For more information about the graduate program please visit: From L-R: Mike Kleven, Linnea Johns, Matt Fournier, Chris Bruhn, Kyle Berg, Andrew Venaas, Justin Baker, Phil Koktan, Waylon Munch, and DGS Dr. Eshan Dave New Graduate Program Arrives! O UR M ISSION 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. www.d.umn.edu/civileng/ grad/ or contact Dr. Eshan Dave, Director of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.