2021 Award Recipients

Certificate of Excellence Recipients

The recipient of the Certificate of Excellence award is honored for having demonstrated great promise as a future leader in Civil Engineering through academic excellence, clarity of purpose, and engagement in professional membership worthy of recognition.

Ava Mattis

Ava Mattis

Environmental Engineering, 4th year

This summer, Ava will be working on water treatment and reuse through her internship with the Civil Engineering firm MKN & Associates. In the fall, she will begin a fifth year to complete her minors in Italian Studies and Sustainable Environments. 

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Jacob Hamada

Civil Engineering, 3rd year

This summer Jacob will be working at Kimley-Horn as a Transportation Planning/Traffic Operations intern. In the fall, he will be entering his fourth year at Cal Poly and plans to graduate with a BS in Civil Engineering in June 2022. 

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Meagan Chan

Civil Engineering, 4th year

After graduation, Meagan will begin working as a Civil Analyst for the planning and design consulting firm Kimley-Horn. She will be joining the Transit Design Team in San Jose. 

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Nadime Younan

Civil Engineering, 4th year 

This summer, Nadime will be interning with Risha Engineering. She will then return to Cal Poly in the fall to pursue a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

IAB Award Reciepients

Each year, the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering confers this award to two outstanding Civil and Environmental Engineering students who are worthy of recognition across the totality of scholarship, professional goals, community service, work experience, and participation in professional organizations.

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Tessa Gallagher 

Environmental Engineering, 4th year

This summer, Tessa will be working for the Civil Engineering firm MKN & Associates as a Civil Engineering Intern. In the fall, she will continue her studies of the intersections of civil and environmental engineering in the blended graduate program.

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Claire Anovick

Civil Engineering, 4th year 

This past April, Claire became an official Engineer-In-Training (EIT) through the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and GEologists. After graduating, she will begin be working for Golder Associates in Seattle, Washington in August 2021. 

Harold and Judy Cota Award

The Harold and Judy Cota Award Endowment supports senior Environmental Engineering majors who have demonstrated an interest in community public health or industrial safety and hygiene.

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Julia Broman

Environmental Engineering, 4th year

Julia was the project manager for the WERC team from 2020-2021, who placed second in this year's nationwide competition. She will be taking her FE exam in June and is excited to begin her career in the environmental engineering industry. 

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Andrea Sirilutporn Yau-Chan

Environmental Engineering, 4th year

This summer, Andrea will be working as a intern with the Raw Water Operations Unit at Valley Water. In the fall,  she will begin attending graduate school in the pursuit of a master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

Ed Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

The Ed Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Dr. Sullivan, a faculty member in the Civil and Engineering Department. This scholarship supports junior, senior and graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an interest in Transportation Engineering.

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William Andrews

Civil Engineering, 4th year

This summer, William will be interning with Fehr & Peers at their Walnut Creek office. In the fall, he will begin pursuing his master's degree in Transportation Engineering at UC Berkeley. 

Rollo & Ridley, Inc. Geotechnical Engineering Scholarship 

The Rollo & Ridley, Inc. Geotechnical Engineering Scholarship Endowment provides support to Junior or Senior students enrolled in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program with an emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering and demonstrate interest by volunteering and assisting in the geotechnical laboratory or with geotechnical research. 

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Josue Garcia 

Civil Engineering, 3rd year 

This summer, Josue will continue his internship at Yeh & Associates where he manages their lab and runs a variety of geotechnical tests. Josue also served as the Events Coordinator for Cal Poly CalGeo and will be serving as President starting in the fall. 

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