Student Profile, Civil Engineering Faculty Positions, & Haiti Awareness

Pearson Education recently profiled mechanical engineering student Amanda C. Haynes, TX Q 2018, and her aspirations to become a Disney Imagineer. Haynes is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso where she uses “her passion for engineering and love of learning (to) help keep her motivated.” In the article, she talks about the responsibilities of an Imagineer.

Amanda Haynes

“Imagineers are responsible for designing and building the rides and designing the lines to make sure the lines don’t stretch out to the walkways and cause fire hazards. They decide where the emergency exits will be located and work with forced perspective to lead the eye to the ride and not to the mechanical stuff behind the scenes.”


There are two tenure-track faculty openings in the department of civil and environmental and infrastructure engineering at George Mason University (VA). One position is in geotechnical engineering and the other is in construction engineering management.

According to the job listing from The Chronicle of Higher Education, the positions are expected to be filled at the rank of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2017. Applicants must apply for position number F095Az and complete and submit the online application. Review of applications will begin after January 10, 2017.


Multiple student clubs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are teaming up to host a Haiti Fundraising Week from November 5-12. The goal is to build awareness about Hurricane Matthew’s destruction and to raise funds for Project Agua and Partners in Health.

The Illinois Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi hosted a Disney Trivia Night on Wednesday at Murphy’s Pub. Click here to read the article from The Daily Illini with more details.


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