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    Merrimack College civil engineering assistant professor Jim Kaklamanos is a traveling man this summer, first journeying to Utah for coursework on pile driving for new buildings, and next he’s off to New Zealand for research.
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    Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance Commissioner Jeff McCue was a lacrosse-playing student at Merrimack College before he started on a career in civil service. Then he hit it big in the lottery about four years ago and surrendered his job as vice chancellor of human resources for UMass Boston to relax and enjoy the good life. Even endless matches of golf can get tedious, though, so he accepted Gov. Charlie Baker’s offer to lead the agency that oversees food stamps and welfare.
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    Merrimack College’s entries in the sixth annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition and the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition saw exciting results while going head-to-head with much larger schools.
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    Merrimack College student engineers have advanced to the national finals of the Steel Bridge Competition.
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    There will seemingly be more bridges on the Merrimack College campus than the New York skyline as the school hosts the New England Regional Steel Bridge competition inside J. Thomas Lawler Arena on April 10 and 11.
8th Annual Civil Engineering Golf Tournament | May 2nd

The ASCE Student Chapter and Civil Engineering Alumni Association will hold the Jordan P. Bedard Memorial Golf Tournament at the Bradford Country Club , 201 Chadwick Rd., Haverhill, MA on Saturday, May 2nd.   This year, All proceeds from this event go to the Suicide Awareness & Prevention. You may click to sign up for the event.  Please sign up no later than 4/24/15 and if you have any questions you may contact  Jean Reynolds in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept. at or Chris Cole, CE Alumni Association President,   

Seniors Present Design Project 

This year’s civil engineering seniors worked with Tewksbury Town Facility Redesign.  Our partners are:  Engineering:  Michelle Jodar Stein, P.E. Town Engineer, Carlos Jaquez, Project Manager and Joseph Giuliano, Project Manager.  Public Works:  Brian Gilbert, Superintendent, Rick Spinal, Asst. Superintentent.  Community Development:  Steve Sadwick, Director, Ed Johnson, Building Commissioner, Kyle Boyd, Conservative Agent and Larry Gilbert, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.  The seniors presented their design on April 26th.

Merrimack Steel Bridge Competition 

Our team competed in this year’s ASCE Northeast Regional Steel Bridge competition held at MIT on April 20th.   The competition is co-sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The annual competition involved the design and fabrication of a 20-foot long steel bridge that is judged based on a combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost.  This year Merrimack took fifth place in the Region!  Watch the video.

Merrimack Preparing for Concrete Canoe Competition

For the first time in 13 years, Merrimack College’s Concrete Canoe Team competed in the annual ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition at UMass Dartmouth.  The competition challenges students to design, build, and even race a canoe made entirely of concrete! (Yes, concrete can float!!)  We are proud that they competed and successfully completed the competition.  Watch the video

Haiti Project Medishare   

Through the efforts of Professor Marc Veletzos, we are planning to send 2 to 4 of our CE upperclassmen on a team to Haiti as part of the Campus-wide partnership with Project Medishare.  Our students will assess the water needs of a small village and design a delivery system for it. 



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