Designers, Builders, Managers and Executives
UA Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics alumni are breaking new ground in transportation, architecture and energy and putting their knowledge to use in the service of public works.
You may have crafted machines in the prototype lab, designed a campus rooftop garden with classmates, or planted the seeds for your own company through professional networking and collaborative research. Perhaps you have taken over a construction firm, reimagined urban transportation or taken a design from paper to skyscraper. You worked hard and invested in the future, and now you are a CAEM alumnus paving the way for the next University of Arizona civil and architectural engineers.
For all you do for CAEM and your community, thank you!
Mike Hoover, Class of 1983, went on to become the president and CEO of Sundt Construction.Most people don’t know how interesting and rewarding construction is until they’re exposed to it. That’s the real value of a program like this -- introducing bright young minds to an industry that offers meaningful work.
Paying Education Forward
Iftekhar Ahmed, PhD 2001, associate professor of hydrology and hydraulics and engineering mechanics at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, makes regular contributions to the College of Engineering.As a UA graduate, I was ready for the challenges of any job. I’ve accomplished much in industry and academic experiences in the last 10 years.
From Laborer to CEO
Dave Crawford, BS 1972, and the College of Engineering’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year as well as a speaker for its 2018 Lessons in Engineering Leadership series, got a job as a laborer at Sundt Construction during his freshman year at the UA. He retired from Sundt 48 years later, having served as CEO for six years and been instrumental in the passage of state laws favoring alternative project delivery.I thought working in the field for four years was as valuable, if not more valuable, than working in the office all that time. I got the chance to pour a lot of concrete and work with some really good people.
Young Engineer of the Year
The Southern Arizona Branch of The American Society of Civil Engineers named Austin Urton, BS 2011 and MS 2013, the 2018 Young Engineer of the Year. Urton is the lead structural engineer at QuakeWrap Inc., a company founded by UA professor emeritus Mo Ehsani.It’s very exciting. I didn’t expect to be nominated, so when I found out, it made the whole thing a little more special.