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The CEE graduate student committee in the spirit of taking a more active role in graduate student life this year will be planning more social and professional development events.  As the first event of the year, the group organized a hiking trip to Sourland Mountain Preserve located in Hillsborough township for Saturday, October 24th.  It was followed by dinner at Nomad Pizza in Hopewell, New Jersey.  Fun was had by all who attended as can be seen in the following photos.

The department is pleased to announce that Professor Maria Garlock is the 2016 receipient of the prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award which is presented annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).  It is considered the most prestigious and highest award given by the steel industry.
Link to article in Modern Steel Construction.
Link to article on the AISC website.
Congratulations to Maria on this well-deserved honor!
This summer, Corrie Kavanaugh '17 and Michelle Chang '16 interned at Bridges to Prosperity, an international NGO that provides rural communities with access to health care, education, and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers.
The department is pleased to announce that graduate student, Qi Li, won a student presentation award at the joint 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC)/12th American Meterological Society (AMS) Symposium on the Urban Environment.
A mysterious vial of mud taken from a New Jersey swamp may end up offering a solution to several obstinate forms of water pollution.
Four CEE graduate students have been selected to join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PEC) for the 2015-2016 academic year.  They are Victor Charpentier, Ryan Edwards, Levi Golston, and Julio Herrera-Estrada.
Graduate student Xinwo Huang has received the Siebel Scholar Award for his final year of graduate studies.
The Princeton Engineering Office of Graduate Affairs is pleased to announce that two of the department's graduate students, Bo Quo and Qi Li, have each received a Wu Prize for Excellence.
The department is pleased to announce that Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens and her co-authors have been awarded the Tsuboi Award for the most outstanding paper presented and published in the Proceedings of the 2014 Annual International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium held in Brazil.
As part of the 2015 Argyris Visiting Professorship, Professor Celia delivered the inaugural Argyris Lecture at the University of Stuttgart.
A special session to honor the career of Professor Michael Celia was held at the 2015 Conference of the International Society of Porous media (Interpore) held in Padova, Italy, in May 2015.
Princeton part of $12 million project to set up urban water-sustainability research network.
With a trip to Spain as a high point, Princeton University undergraduates participated in a semester-long study of Spanish bridge design in the class "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures."
Natasha Turkmani, Class of 2017, will be receiving the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) scholarship from the Northern Virginia Post for the upcoming academic year.  One of the goals of the Society of American Military Engineers is to encourage highly qualified students to pursue an engineering curriculum, and the scholarship is a tangible way to help students achieve that goal.
The department wishes to add its congratulations on this well-deserved honor!
Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens has been awarded the Alfred Rheinstein '11 Award for Distinguished Research and Teaching by PU School of Engineering and Applied Science.