Durham graduate students earn national awards

Durham graduate students earn national awards

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Two UNL architectural engineering graduate students -- Sean Poulicek and Nathan Ritta -- have won the Howard Brandston Student Design Lighting Grant from the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Two UNL architectural engineering graduate students -- Sean Poulicek and Nathan Ritta -- have won the Howard Brandston Student Design Lighting Grant from the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Three UNL graduate students in The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction recently earned major national awards.

Architectural engineering students Sean Poulicek and Nathan Ritta have won the Howard Brandston Student Design Lighting Grant, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) announced.

Poulicek and Ritta, who recently received their bachelor’s degrees and will soon begin the master of architectural engineering program, will receive a plaque and will share the $1,000 grant.

The Howard Brandston Student Lighting Grant is given each year based on a submitted design project. This is the seventh award since 2009 that UNL students have won in this competition – five grant awards and two honorable mentions.

Michael Assad, a graduate research assistant in construction engineering, has been chosen to receive the $2,500 ASTM International Katherine and Bryant Mather Scholarship. Assad was chosen for the award from a field of 13 applicants from across the United States.