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Matt St. Louis

Douglas Kneale, Matt St. Louis, Kemal Tepe, Rupp Carriveau, Andrzej Sobiesiak, Jeff Defoe, Mehrdad SaifProvost Douglas Kneale, Matt St. Louis, Kemal Tepe, Rupp Carriveau, Andrzej Sobiesiak, Jeff Defoe and dean Mehrdad Saif pose at the 2016 Medals of Excellence Ceremony at the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation on June 29. St. Louis, Tepe, Carriveau, Sobiesiak and Defoe received medals for their dedication and service to the Faculty of Engineering.

Engineering faculty and staff recognized for dedication and service

Nine engineering faculty and staff members received medals of excellence at a ceremony on June 29.

Bridge-building exercise proves educational for engineering students

Learning by practice is always the best, says civil engineering professor Amr ElRagaby.

That’s what makes a contest to design and build a bridge from popsicle sticks a valuable experience for his students.

“They can understand the principles, but when the have a chance to apply the theories, they learn something they will never forget,” he said Wednesday, as members of his class in Finite Element for Analysis and Design tested the load-bearing capacity of their structures.