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December 2018

Lidek Boryszewski was awarded the Fall 2018 Outstanding Graduating Senior in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the College of Engineering Convocation held on December 14, 2018. Lidek graduated from McKinley High School. At UH in CEE, he has been on the Dean’s list many times and finished with a GPA of 3.6. Lidek was an officer in Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering honor society, serving as president this past year when the chapter again won the Pacific District Chi Epsilon Cup for the 4th year in a row at the 31st Annual Pacific District Conference held at the University of California at Berkeley. He was also a member of the ASCE Student Chapter. He recently passed the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure exam to be an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP).  While a student, Lidek had project engineer internships for two general contractors; Watts Constructors and Goodfellow Bros. After graduation, Lidek will be working full time for Goodfellow Bros. Inc, as a Project Engineer. Lidek is interested in memes, games, import cars, and building computers. Congratulations! 

Excellent advisory board meeting in Honolulu for the Center for Safety Equity in Transportation. Many thanks to Hawaii advisory board member Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, MD for his comments and advice. CSET is a USDOT funded center for Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks, Univ. of Idaho, Univ. of Washington and UH-Manoa.


Many thanks and appreciation to Mrs. May Liu who endowed CEE with funds in honor of her late husband. Mr. David C. Liu who was a geotechnical engineer. The David C. and May T. Liu Civil Engineering Fellowship covers student tuition, fees, books, travel and research supplies in geotechnical engineering.


Last fall semester, 30 out of 36 students in CEE 444-Sustainable Infrastructure took the national exam, passed, and became Envision Sustainability Professionals(ENV SP). This semester, 40 out of 40 did. Congratulations!

This is an exam that practicing engineers receive up to three days to complete.”Envision is an objective framework of criteria designed to help identify ways in which sustainable approaches can be used to plan, design,construct and operate infrastructure projects.”


“Civil engineers will have more jobs to choose from due to a focus by municipalities on infrastructure … employment of civil engineers is projected to grow by 11% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.” ReadMore

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