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CEE student receives ASCE scholarship award

CEE undergraduate student Kelly Ni was recognized by the ASCE Southeast Michigan Branch Committee on Younger Members.| Short Read
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CEE undergraduate student Kelly Ni was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Southeast Michigan Branch Committee on Younger Members to receive a student scholarship award to support her higher education.

This award is presented to students who have demonstrated an interest in ASCE and the advancement of the civil engineering profession. Kelly has recently completed her second undergraduate year at U-M CEE and will be a third-year senior this coming fall.

Congratulations, Kelly!


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