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Honors College Senior Amy Wyman Receives Civil Engineering Student of the Year Award

Senior Honors College student Amy Wyman was named Civil Engineering Student of the Year during the School of Civil and Construction Engineering’s Graduation Celebration on June 16th. Associate Professor David S. Hurwitz nominated Wyman for the award, which honors a CCE student who best exemplifies the knowledge, attitude and work ethic expected of graduating seniors. The award also seeks to recognize a student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and leadership.

Wyman graduates with a 3.94 GPA, the 2rd highest in the 2017 civil engineering graduating class. She recently defended her HC thesis, “Implications of Red Signal Countdown Timers on Visual Attention of Oregon Drivers” and has conducted research with CCE professors Daniel Cox, David Hurwitz and Haizhong Wang. In addition to her studies, Wyman was a teaching assistant in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering, an intern at DKS Associates and the host of a weekly radio program on KBVR Corvallis. Her academic honors and awards include an Honors Promise Scholarship, an OSU Presidential Scholarship and a Dean’s Engineering Scholarship.

According to Hurwitz, Wyman is an outstanding recipient of this award: “Amy is an exemplary undergraduate student. Her ability to rapidly produce creative solutions to complicated multidisciplinary problems is remarkable. Beyond her personal achievement in the classroom and laboratory she regularly gave of her time to help other students excel, which is the sign of a future leader and mentor. I anticipate exceptional accomplishments from Amy for many years to come.”

This summer, Wyman will move to Tempe, AZ to begin a position with Burgess & Niple, an engineering and architectural firm with more than 15 offices across the United States and a more-than 100 year history.

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