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ASCE / CEEFA Banquet 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter hosted the event that honored several CEE members. | Short Read

The annual ASCE / CEEFA banquet, held on Friday, April 7, honored several CEE members. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter hosted the event which brings together current students and members of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association (CEEFA) for a social evening. The event typically consists of presentations by the Department Chair, CEEFA Board of Directors and various student organizations as the officers wrap up the academic year and transition members for the next year. ASCE members and the CEEFA board also select recipients for awards honoring faculty, graduate student instructors (GSI) and staff.

This year’s honorees included:

  • Jeremy Semrau – CEEFA Faculty Award
  • Seymour Spence – ASCE Faculty of the Year Award
  • Nina Zabihi – GSI of the Year Award
  • Angel Jeon – Staff Member of the Year Award
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.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read