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Two CEE students receive AISC scholarships

Cecile Baeza and Nicholas Riesterer are both master's students in Civil Engineering. | Short Read
IMAGE:  Nicholas Riesterer
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IMAGE:  Cecile Baeza

Cecile Baeza and Nicholas Riesterer have each been awarded a 2020-2021 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Education Foundation Scholarship. According to the AISC website, the purpose of the scholarship is to “assist qualified students, and to encourage creativity, interest and proficiency in the fabricated structural steel construction industry.”

Both Baeza and Riesterer are Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS) students obtaining an MSE in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering.

The scholarship recognizes full-time junior, senior, or masters-level students majoring in civil engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, construction management or architecture. 

The AISC awarded $100,000 in Education Foundation Scholarships in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Congratulations, Cecile and Nicholas!

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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.

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