May 7, 2018
Greetings from the Division of Academic Affairs.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS CONFERENCE
Janusz Supernak, professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering,
was faculty advisor for the 27th consecutive time to students competing at the annual
American Society of Civil Engineers conference. The department sent a record 125 students
to the event; its Student Chapter also has a record number this year of 175 members.
“They made all of us at SDSU really proud,” said Supernak.
The students reached the podium eight times: Timber Structure Design (first place),
Transportation Design (second place), Surveying (third place), Jeopardy for technical
and general knowledge (first place), Volleyball (first place), Ultimate Frisbee (third
place), Kan Jam (third place), and Scavenger Hunt (second place). They approached
the podium more than any other team. Highlights included:
-The Timber Structure Design team built a structure that proved the strongest and
deflected the least.
-The Transportation Design team of seven women and four men designed cost-effective
transportation facilities for a new shopping complex, including driveways and parking
for cars with access by pedestrians and cyclists.
-The Surveying team performed complex measurements and calculations with the best
accuracy and in the shortest possible time.
-The Jeopardy team won the contest including both engineering and general education
-The Volleyball team beat University of California, Irvine team in a final that displayed
its preparation and ability to mobilize under pressure.
“As faculty advisor, I am happy to see our students grow professionally and personally
when preparing for those competitions,” said Supernak. “They are great ambassadors
of SDSU programs and the Aztec spirit.”
Pictured: Timber Structure Design team. Photo courtesy of Supernak.
KUDOS AND ACCOLADES
- The School of Theatre, Television, and Film has learned that its bachelor’s and master’s
degrees in Theatre Arts, and its Master of Fine Arts degree have all received renewed
external accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The School’s
next accreditation review will occur in the 2024-25 academic year.
- SDSU celebrated its first cohort of graduates last month from the newly re-established
Leadership Minor. The ceremony recognized students who completed the minor, earned
the Leadership Certificate, and completed 100 hours of service. For more information,
visit the SDSU Leadership Minor website.
- A team of six SDSU real estate students won the 2018 NAIOP Real Estate Challenge for
their mixed-use development proposal for a vacant space in Carlsbad, California. Read
the full story on the Fowler College of Business website.
- Mark Freeman, professor in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film, will have
his films featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Art on May 27 in a presentation co-sponsored by the New York African Film Festival. More information here.
Premier League Weekend Results
April 5, 2018
Stoke 1, Crystal Palace 2
West Brom 1, Spurs 0
Watford 2, Newcastle 1
Leicester 0, West Ham 2
Bournemouth 1, Swansea 0
Everton 1, Southampton 1
April 6, 2018
Man City 0, Huddersfield 0
Chelsea 1, Liverpool 0
Arsenal 5, Burnley 0
For current ranking, please visit: premierleague.com/tables.
Correction from Issue 46: Taekjin Shin, professor in the Department of Management, co-authored and published with Jiwook Jung “Learning Not to Diversify: The Transformation of Graduate Business Education and
the Decline of Diversifying Acquisitions.”