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Notable & Quotable

  • James KaklamanosJim Kaklamanos, assistant professor of civil engineering, was named recipient of a 2017 ExCEED New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Kaklamanos was cited for his outstanding teaching record as a new faculty member, contributions to the academic and surrounding community and proven commitment to education. He will be recognized at the society’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, on June 27.

  • <p class="p1">President Christopher Hopey, third from right, poses with newly tenured faculty, from left, Jimmy Franco, Brittnie Aiello, Sally Shockro, Susan Marine and Sirkwoo Jin.</p>Five faculty members, representing all four school at Merrimack, were awarded tenure in January by President Christopher E. Hopey, third from right. They are, from left, Jimmy Franco, assistant professor of chemistry; Brittnie Aiello, assistant professor of criminology; Sally Shockro, assistant professor of history; Susan Marine, associate professor and program director in the higher education master’s program; and Sirkwoo Jin, assistant professor of management.

  • Cynthia CarlsonCynthia Carlson, assistant professor of civil engineering, was first author on a paper, “Storm-Water Management as a Public Good Provision Problem: Survey to Understand Perspectives of Low-Impact Development for Urban Storm Water Management Practices Under Climate Change,” that won Best Policy-Oriented Paper of 2016 from the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The paper explored how storm water could be thought of as a “public good” and be managed better.

  • James KaklamanosJames Kaklamanos, assistant professor of civil engineering, was honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of this year’s 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering worldwide. The program recognizes the next generation of civil engineering professionals, 30 years and younger, who have demonstrated the potential to lead the field to new heights. Kaklamanos, who serves as faculty adviser to Merrimack’s ASCE student chapter, was cited for his exemplary work with students.

Science & Engineering Events

 
 
8th Annual Civil Engineering Golf Tournament | May 2nd

The ASCE Student Chapter and Civil Engineering Alumni Association will hold the Jordan P. Bedard Memorial Golf Tournament at the Bradford Country Club , 201 Chadwick Rd., Haverhill, MA on Saturday, May 2nd.   This year, All proceeds from this event go to the Suicide Awareness & Prevention. You may click to sign up for the event.  Please sign up no later than 4/24/15 and if you have any questions you may contact  Jean Reynolds in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept. at reynoldsj@merrimack.edu or Chris Cole, CE Alumni Association President, atccole781@gmail.com   

Seniors Present Design Project 

This year’s civil engineering seniors worked with Tewksbury Town Facility Redesign.  Our partners are:  Engineering:  Michelle Jodar Stein, P.E. Town Engineer, Carlos Jaquez, Project Manager and Joseph Giuliano, Project Manager.  Public Works:  Brian Gilbert, Superintendent, Rick Spinal, Asst. Superintentent.  Community Development:  Steve Sadwick, Director, Ed Johnson, Building Commissioner, Kyle Boyd, Conservative Agent and Larry Gilbert, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.  The seniors presented their design on April 26th.

Merrimack Steel Bridge Competition 

Our team competed in this year’s ASCE Northeast Regional Steel Bridge competition held at MIT on April 20th.   The competition is co-sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The annual competition involved the design and fabrication of a 20-foot long steel bridge that is judged based on a combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost.  This year Merrimack took fifth place in the Region!  Watch the video.

Merrimack Preparing for Concrete Canoe Competition

For the first time in 13 years, Merrimack College’s Concrete Canoe Team competed in the annual ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition at UMass Dartmouth.  The competition challenges students to design, build, and even race a canoe made entirely of concrete! (Yes, concrete can float!!)  We are proud that they competed and successfully completed the competition.  Watch the video

Haiti Project Medishare   

Through the efforts of Professor Marc Veletzos, we are planning to send 2 to 4 of our CE upperclassmen on a team to Haiti as part of the Campus-wide partnership with Project Medishare.  Our students will assess the water needs of a small village and design a delivery system for it. 

School of Science and Engineering 

Merrimack College’s Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)