Four CEE alumni – Kelli Spradling, Katie Gipson, Sharon Counts and Stina Sanford (not pictured) – completed a project for the CE400 Senior Design class as students and then took time out of their post-graduate lives to compete at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) for the first time. Three from the team traveled to Chicago for the competition and took 2nd Place in the Water/Environment Division of the WEF Student Design Competition out of six other teams in their division.
CEE400 Instructor Jenny Retherford said, “The success of this inaugural team displays the caliber of work that we perform and puts on a national stage. I couldn’t be prouder of this team and so many similar teams who complete similar work in this course.”
Additionally, a legacy team comprised of current students – Jose Luna, Chelsey Brummer, Blake Anthony, Christian Kidd and Jeremy Melton – also traveled to see the competition in action. The legacy team will work on group project together in the CE400 class in the spring of 2018 and will go to WEFTEC to participate in the WEA Student Design Competition in fall of 2018.