This award encourages UAA undergraduates in Engineering to disseminate engineering knowledge and practice for the benefit of society. For this $2,500 award, undergraduates will initiate a service project that solves engineering and technology-based problems in partnership with local organizations and under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
- Have a meaningful experience working with faculty
- Gain valuable community awareness, particularly in communication with clients
- Broaden your learning of engineering design within a social context
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Contact for project or award questions:
Judith Owens-Manley, Ph.D.
Director, UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning
Congratulations to the 2014 Dr. Alex Hills Engineering &
Civic Engagement Award Recipients
Jacob Plancich, Nathaniel Cox, Marissa Stewart, Richard Bailey
Faculty Advisor: Aaron Dotson, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Project: Fairview Community Snow Disposal - Final Project Report (pdf)
Students in CE A438 Design of Engineering Systems proposed to take on a design project for the construction of a snow cistern in the Fairview community. The goal of the project is to present these four young engineers, all graduating in 2014, with an opportunity to apply the fundamental engineering concepts learned in the classroom and to interact in a professional environment with local community leaders, while providing a much needed professional service for the Municipality and the Fairview neighborhood. The project is anticipated to result in reduction in space required for snow storage, development of a new technology for snow storage, and improvements in safety due to more effective snow removal.
Meet the past award recipients and learn about their projects
2013 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipients - Alma Abaza & Ryan Bergerson
2012 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient - Forest Knutsen
2011 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient - Jarrod Nelson
2009 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient
About Dr. Alex Hills