Salma Martinez lead our first venture into the CIVE mentorship program. It has been a long time coming and we’re glad to see it come to fruition. It is a great opportunity to provide an eye opening experience to students who may not have a full picture of what is expected of them after graduation, and to provide them with more of an understanding of what each subset of Civil engineering is in the hope that they’ll be able to zero in on what truly interests them. If they find what truly interests them early on they’ll be more motivated along whatever career path they choose. The program can use more civil and structural mentors for those who may be interested. Jorge Vidal was a great guide for these students and helped prepare the next generation of civil engineers.
MEG Engineers was honored to be present at the celebration for the UTRGV Geowall Team. To take home second place at this National event with a team made up of only undergraduates competing against teams with masters and PhD students from the greatest institutes in the Nation, is truly an achievement. While they may have been the underdogs they took second place on a technicality by 0.1 points out of 300 points shy of first place. Their design was the most efficient design utilizing the least amount of reinforcement. We are so proud of them, and how they have represented the Rio Grande Valley. Please share their story so that we may recognize this historic achievement of UTRGV’s first time at the competition. Thank you Thuy Vu and Dr. Pham for mentoring the team and leading them to success.