During the 2010 Alumni Banquet and Academy of Distinguished Alumni Induction Ceremony in October, the department recognized an outstanding young graduate who has become an influential leader in the engineering community. Andrea Schokker (Ph.D. 1999) is this year's award recipient.
This annual award is given to a graduate of the CAEE Department under the age of 40 who has distinguished himself or herself with outstanding service and contributions to the engineering profession and community.
Andrea Schokker, Professor and founding Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), has been at the forefront of UMD's new civil engineering program since 2008. In this role she wears many hats - establishing a quintessential yet innovative curriculum, hiring a cohesive faculty, outfitting labs, and participating in the construction of a new, gold-certified LEED building that will eventually house the department and serve as a hands-on learning tool. Schokker is also considered an international authority on post tensioned grouts and is the author of a book on concrete sustainability that sold out shortly after its release. Her research in durability of post-tensioned bridges has been implemented into several U.S. codes and guide specifications.
For more information about Andrea or two read about past recipients, please visit our Outstanding Young Alumni page.
Please download a nomination form if you would like to nominate a deserving colleague for the 2011 award. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2011 and next year's honoree will be announced in June 2011.
For more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Laura Klopfenstein at (512) 471-1279 or firstname.lastname@example.org