April 21, 2015

In this Week's Update:

  1. News
  2. CENGR Shoutout
  3. Club Meetings and Events this Week
  4. Future Events
  5. Repeat Notices- Upside Down Dinner*
  6. Research, Internships, Co-ops, Job Listings & Scholarships


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Senior Design Showcase set for Friday

Twenty-nine senior showcase design projects will be on display for public viewing on Friday, April 24, at 2 pm at the Georgia Museum of Art, with winners announced at 3 pm. You won't want to miss this opportunity to see our engineering students in action.

Undergraduate Research Showcase

The College of Engineering will hold the Undergraduate Research Showcase this Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Coverdell Rotunda (1st floor lobby). We will have 19 students presenting on their research. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Civil Engineering Students Receive ACI Certification

On Saturday, April 18th, 22 civil engineering undergraduates participated in a national exam to become certified to test fresh concrete properties. This national American Concrete Institute (ACI) Grade I Field Certification is regulated by the ACI International and administered by the Georgia Section of ACI. The program which is part of the junior level CVLE 3310 Civil Engineering Materials course is the only program in the state of Georgia that prepares students for the national certification

ASCE Participates in 1st Conference Since Becoming National Student Chapter

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter participated in the ASCE Carolina’s Region Conference April 9th - 11th. This was the chapter’s first participation in a regional conference since being officially recognized as a national student chapter by ASCE. The student chapter participated in a number of competitions include the tug-of-war (pictured). The chapter plans to participate in the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe competitions next year. ASCE Officers Abby Caballero, Katelyn Stallings, Molly Schenck, Austin Etheridge and Iain Risk attended the meeting.

Engineering Shout-outs

American Society for Engineering Education honors UGA professor

The American Society for Engineering Education’s Southeastern Section has named College of Engineering's Professor Tim Foutz as the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Teaching Award. The Southeastern Section of ASEE presents the award annually to recognize exceptional contributions to engineering or engineering technology education through outstanding classroom performance. The award, which is given to one person each year, was presented at the ASEE Southeastern Section annual conference April 13 in Gainesville, Florida. A colleague, department head or student may nominate a candidate for the award.

Read more.

Repeat Notices

Driftmier Computer Labs Open 24/7

The Driftmier Computer Labs will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from now through the end of exams. However, the exterior doors will be locked each evening by 9 pm. In addition, the exterior doors will be unlocked Saturday and Sunday from 1-9 pm for access.

This Week

Tuesday, 4/21


5 pmDriftmier, Room 305



5:30 pm, Driftmier Auditorium

Wednesday, 4/22

Waffle Wednesday
8-10 AM., Driftmier, 200 Hallway (outside student lounge)
Sponsored by BMES
Waffles - $1; 100 sheet pack of engineering paper- $5
Contact: Melanie Kemp, mcpk95@uga.edu


5:30 PM, Driftmier, Room 312

ASCE will host guest speaker, Mr. Barnie Beasely, P.E., a director for Engineering Solutions and former CEO of Southern Company.


5:30 PM, Driftmier, Room 230



6PM Driftmier, Room 213


Thursday, 4/23


6:30-8 pm, Boyd, Room 328

6:30-8 pm, Boyd, Room 328

General Meeting

Future Events

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Upside Down Dinner

Monday, April 27, 2015

5:30 to 7 pm
Driftmier Auditorium

The College of Engineering's Office of Development and Alumni Relations invites students to join us for a FREE breakfast for dinner to take a break from preparing for finals on the evening before reading day. We'll have a variety of foods and plenty of coffee to keep you fueled for more studying. The computer labs in Driftmier will be open.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Maggie Carter, maggie14@uga.edu, so we can be sure there is enough food for everyone.


Classes End- April 27

Reading Day- April 28

Final Exams- April 29,30, May 1,4 &5


College of Engineering Convocation- May 8

The University of Georgia College of Engineering has announced it will hold its spring 2015 convocation Friday, May 8 at 3:30 pm in the UGA Chapel. The speaker and additional details will be announced soon.

Commencement Day- May 8

2015 Spring Commencement

The 2015 Spring Commencement exercise will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Sanford Stadium. The Graduate ceremony will be held earlier that day at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum.

Applications for College of Engineering Scholarships Due-May 15

Internships, Co-ops, Jobs and Scholarships Galore!

SP Scholarship - $10,000 ­ 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fal of 2015 at the latest.

B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least

two years in length.

Applications can be found here.

Odenza Vacations Scholarship - $500 ­ 1 Award (Deadline: June 1, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2015

B) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2015 deadline.

C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

D) Be a resident of the United States or Canada

Applications can be found here.

Got a Spine Scholarship - $500 ­ 1 Award (Deadline: June 2, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2015.

B) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of


C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

D) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2015.

Applications can be found here.

2015 BBG Communications Scholarship - $500 ­ 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2015

B) Submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2015 deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the

time of the award

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Applications can be found here.

2015 Engineering Scholarships Available: $1,000 to $5,000

Scholarships Administered by Georgia Engineering Foundation Applications Available at www.GEFinc.org starting: April 1, 2015.

Award November 2015

All Engineering Disciplines Considered

Must Be: Resident of Georgia, US Citizen, Enrolled in ABET Acrredited Engineering Science or Engineering Technology Program

Deadline for Submittal: August 31, 2015

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