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The UNH Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Conference creates a sharing of experience and knowledge through presentations, panel discussions, and social activities. It was developed by alumni and is sponsored by alumni first and foremost for the benefit of the Civil & Environmental Engineering students, and also with the intent of making it a valuable event for all. It's where UNH Civil Engineering alumni, students, and faculty connect!

The Conference will be a forum for alumni of the Civil Engineering Department to return to UNH and share with students and faculty their experiences, including  professional project work, research and/or other notable career achievements since leaving UNH. The Conference will also provide collegial forum for alumni to hear from and interact with both students and faculty.

The Conference will include formal presentations, as well as less formal panel discussions and topics across the breadth of Civil & Environmental Engineering. This event will conclude with an evening banquet at the UNH Huddleston Ballroom, located on campus in Durham, NH. 

2022 Conference Committee

Conference Chair: Anthony Coviello, Iron Engineering
UNH Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Chair: Erin Bell
Conference Administrator: Kristen Parenteau, UNH Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Paula Mouser, UNH Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Matthew Low, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
Eric Reitter, Weston & Sampson
Leah Stanton, Weston & Sampson
Samuel Despins, GZA
Derek Long, Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
Julie Whitmore, VHB

Ross Baker, Underwood Engineers, Inc.
Britt Eckstrom - Wright-Pierce

UNH Graduate Student Representatives: Farah Zaremotekhases, Ahmad Mehrabi
UNH Undergraduate Student Representative: Alexis Eaton

 

"Thank you once again for the generosity of our corporate sponsors and the generosity of our individual alumni sponsors for their support of the students. It is through this generosity that we continue to be able to offer this event to students at a very low cost.”

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Thank you to our Alumni Conference Sponsors!!
Thank you for your support, we could not hold this event without you.

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THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

The Conference was developed by alumni and is sponsored by alumni first and foremost for the benefit of the Civil & Environmental Engineering students, and also with the intent of making it a valuable event for all. We could not hold this event without your generous registration fee.

 

 

Registration Types

Attendee - Full Program* - Regular Registration $160 per person
Register before March 1st for Full Program Early Bird Discount $130 per person
Attendee - Full Program* - Recent Graduate (2015-2019) $130 per person
Attendee - Full Program* - Retiree $80 per person
Attendee - Full Program* - Public Agency Employee $80 per person
Guest - Evening Social and Banquet $60 per person
Current UNH Student - Day program (including breakfast, lunch, and evening banquet) 
$20 per student, limited number available
Current UNH Student - Day program (including breakfast and lunch) $10 per student

*Full Program: Includes full day Thursday, April 28, 2022 with continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, and evening banquet.

Space is limited, don't miss out!

**Please note we will be closing registration 2 weeks prior to this event on April 18th due to our ongoing and envolving  situation with Covid-19 and supply chain impacts. If you miss the deadline and would like to attend the conference,
Please email kristen.parenteau@unh.edu
as you may still have the opportunity to attend, however, meals may not be included.

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See you in 2024!!!
 

 

Abstracts

If you would like to present an abstract, please provide a 200 word or less description of your talk.  Presentations should be limited to 20 – 25 minutes. Please do not submit a technical paper as it will NOT be accepted.

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Presentation Guidance

In general, talks should be geared towards an audience of Junior and Senior level undergraduates and graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as fellow Civil and Environmental Engineering professionals in various practice areas.

Technical and Professional Experience topics are encouraged. The goal is to share your professional experience and passions to help students understand what professional practice is really like. At the same time, this is an opportunity to share your professional insights with peers.

Panel Presentations

TBA (subject to change depending on popularity and conference schedule):

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The 2022 CEE Alumni Conference
Thursday, April 28th

 

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Keynote Speaker: Nancy Kinner, Professor UNH Civil & Environmental Engineering

Nancy Kinner, Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of New Hampshire, Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor, Nancy Kinner was named University Professor in 2012. She has been UNH Director of the Coastal Response Research Center, a partnership between UNH and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Director of the Center for Spills in the Environment since 2004. The centers (www.crrc.unh.edu) bring together the resources of a research-oriented university and the field expertise of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration to conduct and oversee basic and applied research, conduct outreach, and encourage strategic partnerships in spill response, assessment and restoration.

Kinner received an A.B. from Cornell University in biology in 1976 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire, where she joined the faculty in 1983. Since then, she has taught a variety of engineering courses in the department, including a required junior-level course that had a project, which many CEE alumni may remember. With a particular vantage point as a woman in engineering, she will share the passion, challenges and wonderful rewards that she has encountered along life's way.

Breakfast Speaker: Victoria Sheehan, Commissioner
NH Department of Transportation

Victoria Sheehan

Victoria Sheehan, Commissioner, NH Department of Transportation.  Sworn in as the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation on October 19, 2015, Victoria Sheehan oversees a $650 million state agency of over 1,600 employees dedicated to providing safe and efficient transportation systems. 

Ms. Sheehan brings both transportation engineering and management experience in projects and programs to her role as Commissioner.  In her years as a dedicated public employee, she has worked as a resident engineer in bridge maintenance and as a project manager with a record of delivering contracts on-time and on-budget. She has extensive experience in asset and performance management.

In her previous position as Manager of Strategic Planning and Highway Performance at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Ms. Sheehan was responsible for the Highway Division’s $5 billion capital plan and annual $600 million operating budget. While at MassDOT, Ms. Sheehan also served as the Program Manager for the state’s recently completed $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program. 

Commissioner Sheehan is originally from Ireland, and has a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Edinburgh.  In her free time, she also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Camp Wanakee in Meredith NH.  She lives in Nashua, NH with her husband Sean.

Lunch Speaker: Robert R. Scott, Commissioner
NH Dept. of Environmental Services (NHDES)

Robert R. Scott, NH DES Commissioner

Commissioner Robert R. Scott has served as the NHDES Commissioner since June 2017. Commissioner Scott previously worked for NHDES for 17 years in the Air Resources Division; as Director of the division from 2003 to 2012.  Between 2012 and 2017, Bob served as Commissioner at the NH Public Utilities Commission.

Commissioner Scott started his career as an engineer in private industry, a position he held from 1990 to 1995, and as a munitions and aircraft maintenance officer in the US Air Force from 1986 to 1990. In 2016 he retired as a cyberspace operations officer with the Air National Guard after 30 years of military service, having commanded three Air Force squadrons in his career. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.

In addition to his duties as NHDES Commissioner, Bob serves as cybersecurity advisor for critical infrastructure to Governor Sununu.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Inc. (RGGI) and as Vice Chair of the NH Site Evaluation Committee.

Over the course of his career, Commissioner Scott has worked closely with diverse stakeholders in addressing many of the major public health, environmental, and infrastructure challenges facing the State; such as, the extensive work the Department has done in the area of PFAS contamination, the implementation of the NH Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund, and continuing work on program process improvements.    

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CEE Lunch & Learn Series
April 2021

View presentations below:

4/1: Cynthia Klevens, NH DES - Rationale and Costs supporting New Hampshire's 5 ppb Arsenic MCL
4/8: Mary Donlon, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) - ‘Brighton Municipal Court Renovation’
4/15: Andrew Wells, Alaska Gov - A New Structure for Addressing Flood Risk at the State and Federal Levels’
4/22: Tyler Renz, Wunderlich-Malec Engi/AECm - Old Meets New, Modern Technology Used for Historic Renovation’
4/29: Ryan Van der Hejden, Geocomp - ‘Historic Bridge Replacement: A Microcosm of the State of Infrastructure in the U.S.’

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'The Robert (Bob) Henry Student Assistance Fund' provides a flexible source of support for students majoring in Civil Engineering to assist with their learning and career objectives.

Bob Henry has helped to organize a three-tiered match for Civil Engineering seniors and alumni:

 

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Tier 1: For graduating seniors (class of 2022) - $1,000 has been allocated to match gifts of any amount 

Tier 2: For graduates of the past 5 years (classes of 2017-2021) -
$1,000 has been allocated to match equally the first 40 donors

Tier 3: For all other alumni of the program -
$1,000 has been allocated to match equally the first 20 donors 

“All are welcome to support the fund to honor Bob and directly support the Civil Engineering students. Any questions regarding this fund or the matching program can be directed to Brooks Oliver, Annual Giving Officer (brooks.oliver@unh.edu) or
Christine Louis, Director of Development (christine.louis@unh.edu)”