Global Engineering Awards
Mortenson Center's Global Engineering Awards took place on March 4. The evening began with a reception that was co-hosted with the CO WASH Symposium. The reception was followed by opening remarks from Director Evan Thomas, who introduced Bobby Braun, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Dean Braun laid out the vision of the college to achieve global impact and how the Mortenson Center contributes to this vision. After the opening speeches, three Global Engineering Awards were given out and the evening concluded with a keynote speech by Greg Collins, the USAID Resilience Coordinator.
The following are the inaugural Global Engineering Award winners:
Dr. Bernard Amadei is the winner of the Global Engineering Humanitarian Award. Dr. Amadei is a Distinguished Professor and Professor of Civil Engineering at CU Boulder. He is the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders-USA and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders International network.
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler is the winner of the Global Engineering Outstanding Professional Award. Dr. Hausler is the founder and CEO of Build Change and a global expert on resilient building and post-disaster reconstruction.
Kathy Ku is the winner of the Outstanding Student Award. She is a medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she manages a free health clinic and conducts cost-effectiveness research to maximize care. She is also co-founder of SPROUTS Water in Uganda.
From left to right: Laura MacDonald, Amy Javernick-Will, CEAS Dean Bobby Braun, Bernard Amadei, Kathy Ku, Elizabeth Hausler, Greggory Collins, Evan Thomas