For civil engineering students Sarah Johnson, Victoria Powe and Maddy Landry working with a team representing the Veterans Memorial Park in Colon, Michigan, to redesign the park to meet the vision of its stakeholders was impactful both professionally and personally. “It is such a rewarding experience to be able to bring their project to life, especially since it holds such great community value," says Powe.
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Presidential Scholars receive the highest academic honor Western can bestow on its undergraduates.
From roundabouts and bike lanes to the increase in e-scooters and e-bikes to commuter updates going directly to your smartphone, a quiet revolution is occurring across the United States in an effort to craft safer and more mobile cities. At the center of much of this work is WMU’s Dr. Valerian Kwigizile, associate professor of civil and construction engineering and co-director of the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities.
Western's Dr. Upul Attanayak, professor of civil and construction engineering, is helping the Michigan Department of Transportation reduce timelines for bridge repairs.
The Bronco Construction Research Center's wind uplift table is the only of its kind in an academic setting in North America. The new hybrid technology further distinguishes Western as a leader in innovative research into wind uplift loading, forces and the associated fatigue that happens during extreme wind events.
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