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Awards Announced at CEE Banquet

CEE banquet honors students, faculty and staff for their service to the department over the past year.| Short Read

In April 16, CEE held a banquet honoring students, faculty and staff for their service to the department over the past year.

At the event, which was organized by the department and the U-M chapter of ASCE, awards were given to the Professor of the Year, Branko Kerkez; Staff Member of the Year, Nancy Osugi; and GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) of the Year, Frank Sedlar.

CEEFA (Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association) announced the recipient of the CEEFA Faculty Award, which was presented to Professor Jim Wight. CEEFA President John Hiltz presented the award and spoke of Wight’s excellent work in research, leadership and teaching for over three decades.

Presentations by the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Teams, Chi Epsilon, and ASCE were also given.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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