THE CIVIL SCOOP www.d.umn.edu/civileng The Department of Civil Engineering The University of Minnesota Duluth V O L U M E Recent Faculty Research 3 Faculty and Student News 8 Meet a Few of New MS Students 12 In Print 14 T H I S I S S U E : 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 2 N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 1 New Graduate Program Arrives! INSIDE THIS ISSUE: I N S I D E 2 , 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) 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 option which allows them to take an accelerated path towards MS degree. For more information about the graduate program please visit: www.d.umn.edu/civileng/ grad/ or contact Dr. Eshan Dave, Director of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.