• Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering head Professor Patrick Jaillet congratulates Jose Alberto Ortega on winning the Maseeh Award for excellence as a teaching assistant. The graduate student from Cuenca, Ecuador, was nominated by the faculty and students he assisted in 1.050 Engineering Mechanics I.

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  • At the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering awards dinner, graduate student Jose Alberto Ortega accepts the Maseeh Award for excellence as a teaching assistant. The graduate student from Cuenca, Ecuador, was nominated by the faculty and students he assisted in 1.050 Engineering Mechanics I. PHOTO / Laura Wulf

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  • After the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering awards dinner, Gwen Johnson, a junior from Scottsdale, Ariz., who won the Steinberg Prize for outstanding academic achievement stands with Professor Ole Madsen, recipient of the department's Maseeh Award for excellence in teaching.

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  • Civil engineering graduate student Sanusi Dantata from Kano, Nigeria, accepts the Tucker-Voss Award for promise in the field of building construction from Professor Jerome Connor.

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Civil & Environmental Engineering awards


The Steinberg Prize--for outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and demonstrable interest in construction management
- Gwendolyn Johnson '08, Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Leo (1924) and Mary Grossman Award--to an outstanding undergraduate for academic achievement and a strong interest in transportation
- David Baumgartner '08, Aitkin, Minn.

The Richard Lee Russel Award--for an outstanding undergraduate who plans to continue study in graduate school
- Kristen Burrall '08, Elk Grove, Calif.

Tucker-Voss Award--to a student who shows particular promise in the field of building construction
- Sanusi Dantata G, Kano, Nigeria

Trond Kaalstad (1957) Award--to an outstanding graduate student who has displayed leadership and/or contributed significantly to the well-being of the CEE community
- Todd Radford G, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Maseeh Award--for excellence as a teaching assistant
- Jose Alberto Ortega G, Cuenca, Ecuador

Maseeh Award--for excellence in teaching
- Professor Ole S. Madsen

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 2008 (download PDF).


Topics: Civil and environmental engineering, Environment, Awards, honors and fellowships

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