A team of juniors majoring in Construction Engineering Technology at MSU placed third in the national Pre-Construction competition at the Associated Schools of Construction annual conference. Virginia Tech and Chico State placed first and second respectively. (See featured photo below.)
Bryant Robbins, civil engineering, won a U.S. Department of Defense Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation, or SMART, scholarship. Robbins is among the 15% of applicants who won scholarships.
Elisabeth Driscoll received a NCAA post-graduate scholarship worth $7,500 and donated the most community service hours by an athlete. Driscoll earned a perfect 4.0 GPA and three bachelor’s degrees: mechanical engineering, modern languages, and University Honors. Driscoll is a distance runner from Bozeman.
Todd Daniels, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, won NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Practitioner of the Year award. Jian (Neil) Tang, assistant professor in computer science, won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work with wireless communications technology.
Durward Sobek, industrial engineering associate professor, won a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication prize for a book "Understanding A3 Thinking" that he co-wrote with Art Smalley. The book is about problem-solving within organizations, such as manufacturing companies.