Civil engineering students and faculty recognized at Chi Epsilon National Conclave

Writer: Paola Bandini

Five student members of the New Mexico State University Chapter of Chi Epsilon, the civil engineering honor society, attended the 42nd Biennial Chi Epsilon National Conclave in Los Angeles this spring. They were accompanied by the faculty adviser Paola Bandini. The conclave agenda was packed with committee business meetings, professional development presentations, tours and a job and graduate fair. The NMSU students chaired the Southwest District Caucus meeting and the Government Committee and represented the chapter in several other work meetings and activities.

Chi Epsilon honors

From left: faculty adviser Paola Bandini, graduate student Theresa Aragon, seniors Pietre Hamblin-Hatchell, Ryan Le-Doux, Lucas Guaderrama and Devon Gijsbers (not pictured), and professor David Jáuregui. (Courtesy photo)

During the award banquet, Theresa Aragon received the Chi Epsilon Graduate Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding academic and leadership achievements. Associate Professor Paola Bandini received the Arthur N. L. Chiu Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award. Associate Professor David Jáuregui was presented the Excellence in Teaching Award of the Southwest District.

The NMSU chapter participates in a number of service projects each semester to benefit the community, the profession and the university. The NMSU Chapter of Chi Epsilon was established as the 66th chapter in 1968. The Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor

Society currently has 130 active chapters throughout the U.S. The four principles of Chi Epsilon are scholarship, character, practicality and sociability. Juniors and seniors in the upper third of their class are invited to join this honor society.

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