Senior Design Day Showcases Student Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Storrs, Connecticut

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering recently celebrated its highly anticipated Senior Design Day, providing a platform for budding engineers to showcase their innovative projects and demonstrate their expertise in tackling real-world challenges. The event, held on Friday, April 28, 2023, brought together students, faculty, industry professionals, and members of the public to witness the culmination of months of hard work and dedication.

Senior Design Day featured a range of impressive projects, with teams competing for recognition and prizes. Notably, the top three projects in the Civil Engineering category were:

  • 1st Place: CE17, Southwest Pass Head Range Rear Light Replacement
    Team Members: Zhiqing Li, Justin Miguel, Jacob Rizzuti, Jubaldyzac Santiago
  • 2nd Place: CE18, Seismic Retrofit of Building 14
    Team Members: Phoebe Haberstumpf, Connor Hefferon, Henry Guzman, Ted Akuffo
  • 3rd Place: CE09, New Haven Union Station Platform Canopy Design
    Team Members: Zahraa Almusawi, Christopher Alvarez-Pani, Thomas Gavaletz, Daisy Ren, Justin Woo

In addition to the Civil Engineering projects, the Environmental Engineering category showcased remarkable achievements. The top three projects in the Environmental Engineering category were:

  • 1st Place: ENVE04, Plainfield Central Middle School Stormwater Management Plan and Outreach
    Team Members: Jordan Buslewicz, Megan Judge, Abril Martinez-Arraya, Max Moore
    Sponsor: Plainfield Central Middle School
  • 2nd Place: ENVE02, Copper Source Identification in New Milford Wastewater Biosolids
    Team Members: Carrington Henry, Ben Manoli, Cole McNamara, Sandra Ruiz
    Sponsor: Wright-Pierce
  • 3rd Place: ENVE03, Soil Vapor Extraction System Design and Closure
    Team Members: Matt Boehmer, Grace Perry, Ethan Weed, Brooke Fancy
    Sponsor: Loureiro Engineering

These winning teams demonstrated exceptional dedication, creativity, and problem-solving abilities in their respective projects. Their achievements garnered praise from both the audience and industry experts present at the event.

Senior Design Day not only showcased the innovative projects but also fostered collaboration, communication, and the application of engineering principles. The success of the event reflects the department's commitment to nurturing young talent and preparing graduates who are ready to tackle the challenges of the Civil and Environmental Engineering fields.