• 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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

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.


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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