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Civil Engineering Students are Building Bridges

Last year, the Sacramento State Steel Bridge Team finished in 1st place at the 2015 ASCE Mid-Pacific Steel Bridge Competition for the first time in school history; beating some of the most distinguished schools in California and China, including the 2014 National Champions UC Davis. 

The team has put in hundreds of hours to not only build and test the bridge for the competition, but also to see how quickly it could be assembled; a key part of the challenge.  This weekend Sac State's Steel Bridge Team will be competing once again at the American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Pacific Regional Competition. 

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Meet the Dean, Dr. Lorenzo M. Smith

Dr. Lorenzo M. Smith, DeanDr. Lorenzo M. Smith, Dean

Dr. Lorenzo M. Smith graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1991, earning his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Soon afterward, he accepted a full-time engineering position at Ford Motor Company where he primarily engaged in research and development in the fasteners engineering section. While a full time employee at Ford Motor Company, he worked on his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University, graduating in 1993. Following his long-term plan, Dr. Smith left Ford Motor Company to pursue a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics at Michigan State University. After completing all required course work by 1996, Dr. Smith accepted a sheet metal formability analyst position at General Motors Corporation. While at General Motors, Dr. Smith completed his dissertation titled “Solid Finite Elements for Sheet Metal Forming Simulation” and graduated from Michigan State University, earning his Ph.D. in 1999.

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