Durham School News & Kudos

Congratulations faculty and staff award winners

Faculty & Staff Win Annual Awards

April 2014 - Lincoln, Neb.

Congratulations to Paul Harmon, Moe Alahmad, Ece Erdogmus, Brett Meyer and Cassandra Yates for receiving College of Engineering teaching and service awards. Each member will be recognized by the College on April 15. Recognition of awards include Harmon for earning the Holling Family Master Teacher Award/UNL University-Wide Teaching Award, Alahmad for being awarded the Holling Family Distinguished Senior Faculty Teaching Award, Erdogmus for taking home the Holling Family Distinguished Teaching/Advising/Mentoring Award, and Meyer and Yates for their exemplary service and support.


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Rosemary Edzie Defends Doctoral Thesis

April 2014 - Lincoln, Neb.

Congratulations to Rosemary Edzie for successfully defending her doctoral thesis this past March. Dr. Edzie is a student of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Educational Administration program and her thesis “Exploring the Factors that Influence and Motivate Female Students to Enroll and Persist in Collegiate STEM Degree Programs: A Mixed Methods Study” looked at external forces that influence females’ perceptions of collegiate programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As a member of The Durham School, she was particularly interested in the factors that discourage females from pursuing engineering degrees and how to reverse this national trend.


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Learning for Life Kicks Off Annual Engineering Explorer Post

April 2014 - Omaha, Neb.

Area students in grades 8 through 12 are constructing the buildings of the future in a safe environment where no hard-hats are required. Full Story.




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AE Alumni Recognized for Good Work and Achievments

February 2014 - Omaha, Neb.

AE alumni, Roger Knobbe and David Peterson were highlighted by their employer, Miller Electric in the company’s February 2014 newsletter. Full Story.




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Durham School Graduates Honored for Achievements

November 2013 - Lincoln, Neb.

On Friday, November 8, 2013, a ceremony was held in the Warner Chamber of the Nebraska State Capital building to honor newly licensed architects and professional engineers. Continue reading.



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Durham School Director, Eddy Rojas, Adds Science Fiction to List of Publications

November 2013 - Omaha, Neb.

When the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine sent out an unusual request this summer, Eddy Rojas just couldn’t resist the challenge to do something different. Continue reading.


Lily Wang selected as a CIC Academic Leadership Fellow

AE Professor Dr. Lily Wang Selected as 1 of UNL's 5 new Academic Leadership Fellows with CIC

October 2013 - Lincoln, Neb.

Lily Wang, associate dean of Engineering and professor of architectural engineering, is one of five UNL faculty selected by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program. Full article


Patrick MacBride

MAE Student, Patrick MacBride, Awarded 2013 IES Young Professional Scholarship

September 2013 - Lincoln, Neb.

Patrick MacBride, MAE student, was recently selected as winner of the 2013 IES Young Professional Scholarship. Read the full story here.



Ece Erdogmous part of UNL team digging up hidden treasures

UNL team uncovers more archeological treasures

September 2013 - Lincoln, Neb.

A UNL archeological team of faculty, researchers, and students, including associate professor, Ece Erdogmus, recently unearthed a new treasure in southern Turkey. Read more to learn about their ancient discoveries.



Tim Wentz Leads Learning Outside the Classroom

Hands-on Learning to Make a Difference

August 2013 - Lincoln, Neb.

Professor Tim Wentz’s ARCH 333 / CNST 305 class each year helps a local organization with planning for facility needs: renovations that may not be glamorous, but make a big difference in the quality of day-to-day services for local people in need. Read the full story...


Derek Bierd, Construction Engineering grad, runs because he is a survivor.

The Meaning of a Mile

August 2013 - Lincoln, Neb.

When Omaha runners dedicated miles they ran this spring to those affected in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, UNL Durham School alumnus Derek Bierd added his to the total. His miles were especially meaningful, because Bierd knows a thing or two about out-of-the blue experiences that can devastate a life. Continue Derek's story ...


IES' 2013 Brandston Award goes to UNL Durham School students Khan and MacBride

IES' 2013 Brandston Award goes to UNL Durham School students Khan and MacBride

July 2013

The Durham School has a tradition of excellence when it comes to lighting design. The School has won the IES' Brandston award in 2011, 2010 and 2009, along with an honorable mention in 2011. This year the tradition continues. Learn more...


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Durham School alumni led lauded lighting overhaul in Roskens Hall renovation

May 2013

UNL Durham School Master's of Archtectural Engineering graduates Toby Samuelson '04 and Rebecca Prendergast Cherney '09 were recognized in LD+A, the magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society, for their work on interior and exterior lighting with the recent total remodel of the 85,000-square-foot, 1973 building that houses the University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Education. In the four-page story, Samuelson is quoted as the principal lighting designer with Omaha's Farris Engineering, and Cherney was a lighting designer with Farris at the time of the project.


Ndamukong Suh with Professor Paul Harmon

Ndamukong Suh tours Nebraska Engineering with first recipient of his scholarship

May 2013

NFL Detroit Lions defensive player Ndamukong Suh—Construction Management alumnus and former Husker standout--announced Matthew Stier of Blair as the first recipient of the scholarship Suh established with the UNL College of Engineering. Continue reading...


Assistant Professor Changbum Ahn

Durham School's Ahn receives Best Paper Award at ICCEPM

January 2013

Assistant Professor Changbum Ahn with UNL's Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction received the Best Paper Award at the 2013 International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (ICCEPM) in Anaheim, Calif. His paper's topic was “Construction Equipment Activity Recognition from Accelerometer Data for Monitoring Operational Efficiency and Environmental Performance.”


Durham School Newsletter

Fall 2013