The National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognized four high-achieving CEIE undergraduates at its March 18 annual awards dinner: Perry Buckley, Mackenzie Tidwell, Lisa Grube, and Trevor McGahey (left to right). Mackenzie, Lisa, and Trevor were selected to receive scholarships based on their high academic achievement and involvement in the GMU student chapter of ASCE. Lisa is a member of the GMU Steel Bridge team and vice-president of the student chapter. Mackenzie is the corresponding secretary of the student chapter, and both Mackenzie and Trevor are members of the concrete canoe team.
Perry Buckley, a natural leader, team player and an accomplished scholar, was recognized by the National Capital Section as GMU’s Outstanding Graduating Senior. He has been inducted into the Chi Epsilon National Honors Society, and he will continue into the very competitive accelerated MS program in fall 2014. Perry is a member of GMU’s concrete canoe team and has been integrally involved in the research and design of this year’s canoe which emphasizes performance and speed. On weekends, you can find him trying out new paddling techniques on local lakes. In addition to his involvement with the student chapter of ASCE, Perry is a founding member of the recently initiated GMU student chapter of the Design Build Institute of America and serves as secretary in that organization. He is also currently the Project Manager of the Senior Design Capstone Project overseeing 16 classmates and their development of a design for an urban development. In addition, Perry serves as a tutor to the GMU athletic department, and is Head Resident Adviser for Administration in the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
ASCE students are headed off to compete at the the ASCE Virginias Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, April 3-6, 2014. Stay tuned for updates.