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Dr. Joel Burken, chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, was named Faculty Advisor of the Year at the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) St. Louis section awards banquet held on Sept. 30.
ASCE noted the Missouri S&T student chapter’s activity and improvement. The chapter won Distinguished Student Chapter honors for region seven, which includes Midwest states. The S&T chapter was also honored nationally for chapter improvement.
Brendan Schmidt, a senior in civil engineering, received a St. Louis Section Scholarship for his academic accomplishments as well as his contributions to ASCE. Brendan has been president of the ASCE-AISC Steel Bridge team at S&T for two years. Under his leadership, the team maintained its dominance with a fourth consecutive Mid-American championship. In addition, the team finished 13th internationally this year, its highest finish in over a decade.
S&T alumni John Weiland and Marsia Geldert-Murphy, ASCE St. Louis section president, presented the awards.