The ABC-UTC strives to educate and train both undergraduate and graduate students in bridge engineering in general with an emphasis on Accelerate Bridge Construction. Part of this mission is accomplished through involvement of students in research efforts. A list of all of the undergraduate and graduate students who are currently or have been involved in the ABC-UTC is provided for each of the partner universities.
The ABC-UTC would like to congratulate Evan Jordan (BS, UNR) for winning the 2017 UTC Outstanding Student of the Year Award. Evan Jordan is a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno working towards an M.S. in structural engineering. During his undergraduate career, in early 2017 Evan has held positions at both a seismic base isolation firm as well as a heavy civil contractor working on large-scale projects. He also held an undergraduate research position and assisted with the fabrication of a 75-foot length 2-span ABC bridge. Evan has been heavily involved with the student chapter of ASCE his entire higher education career, being president of the student chapter as well as being a project manager for the concrete canoe team. Evan will graduate this summer 2018, completing his thesis on “Testing Criteria for Mechanically Reinforced Bar Splices for Use in Moderate and High Seismic Regions.” Outside of school you may find Evan backpacking in the eastern Sierra mountain range. Evan graduated in May 2018 and is now employed at Magnusson Klemencic Associates, a structural engineering design firm in Seattle, Washington, as a structural engineer.