As college seniors, students in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Computing and Engineering’s capstone civil engineering studio are building bridges to the professional world – both figuratively and literally.
In recognition of this work, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) presented the capstone studio – “Redcone Civil Design Group: A Practitioner-Centric Capstone Experience” – with a $7,500 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2008 at 4435 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. The NCEES Engineering Award recognized six nationally-accredited engineering programs that demonstrate meaningful partnerships between professional engineers and students
Deborah O’Bannon, an associate professor of civil engineering; Thomas Kimes, an adjunct instructor and engineer; and Erich Schmitz, an adjunct instructor and engineer led the studio, which continues to partner with the Kansas City Public Works Department to provide students opportunities to work on real, constructible, and needed projects: the design of traffic-bearing bridge replacements for the Kansas City.
For complete story see UMKC Press Release UMKC senior civil engineering project ranks nationallyNational Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying present award April 30