This year’s departmental convocation ceremonies switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions, hosting celebrations that were as unique as the class they honored.
Members of the class of 2020 conducted research on aircraft design, water quality and the science of soundwaves. They built canoes out of concrete. They worked to make mines safer, biomedical devices more efficient, and our world more sustainable. They mentored classmates and competed in national competitions. At the ceremonies, the college honored an outstanding graduating senior from each of its 15 majors.
This year's outstanding senior in civil engineering is Drew Jenkins, who is active on campus as an Engineering Ambassador. He is also the president of Design Build Institute of America and the executive vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Drew has worked as a project engineer intern at Ryan Companies here in Tucson, and at Holder Construction Company in Henderson, Nevada.