Alumni

CEE Alumna Recognized at Fresno State as a Promising New Faculty Member

Professor Kimberly Stillmaker was recognized with the Fresno State 2022 Provost Award for Promising New Faculty. Prof. Stillmaker graduated from UC Davis in 2013 with a master's in structural engineering and in 2016 with a Ph.D. in structural engineering. She currently teaches at Fresno State and researches the seismic performance of steel and timber structural elements. Congratulations, Prof. Stillmaker! Go Ags!

UC Davis Alumnus Wins 2022 Stockholm Water Prize

Professor Emeritus Wilfried Brutsaert was awarded the 2022 Stockholm Water Prize for his groundbreaking work on quantifying terrestrial evaporation and its role in the energy balance of Earth. His work has allowed for accurate estimations of evolving precipitation levels, along with new ways of understanding groundwater storage. Professor Brutsaert's work is especially important given the climate crisis.

Bruce West Honored by Chancellor May

University of California, Davis, Chancellor Gary S. May announced Feb. 7 he will award the UC Davis Medal to alumnus Bruce West, chair of the UC Davis Foundation Board and a member of the Chancellor’s Board of Advisors.

The chancellor made the surprise announcement at a foundation board meeting this morning. “I’m pleased to say that the 2020 recipient of the UC Davis Medal is right here in the room,” May said as he turned to West.

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A Building Legacy - Jeff Hoopes

CIVIL ENGINEERING WAS ALWAYS IN HIS BLOOD:

His grandfather was a UC Berkeley civil engineering graduate. But UC Davis ran in his family, too: As a little boy, Hoopes actually lived on the UC Davis campus with his family while his father pursued his Ph.D. in Russian history. After his dad’s hiring as the first professor at Eureka’s College of the Redwoods, Hoopes grew up in Humboldt County enjoying his math studies and participating in summertime survey-crew internships.

CEE Alumni Spotlight: Water Pioneer Jeffery Szytel

Jeffery Szytel (’98, civil and environmental engineering), is founder and CEO of Water Systems Consulting, Inc. (WSC), a full service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm that specializes in providing innovative One Water solutions to public agency clients throughout the western United States.