| 2001 Student Bridge Design Award Competition
Nebraska Student Declared Winner of The First PCA Student Bridge Design Award Competition
|Amgad F. Morgan Girgis|
Mr. Amgad F. Morgan Girgis, a Ph.D. student and Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, was named the winner of 2001 Student Bridge Design Award Competition conducted by Portland Cement Association. Dr. Maher K. Tadros and Dr. Sameh S. Badie provided guidance and supervised the project. Certificates of achievement will be presented to Mr. Girgis and Profs. Tadros and Badie. Mr. Girgis will also receive a cash prize of $2,500.
A jury of distinguished professionals selected the winning entry in PCA's First Student Bridge Design Award Competition. The jury consisted of two prominent bridge engineers: Mr. David L. Greifzu, Chief, Bridge Design & Review Unit, Illinois Department of Transportation; and Dr. Henry G. Russell, Engineering Consultant, Glenview, Illinois.
Jury Comment - "An innovative approach to make prestressed concrete girders more economical for long spans. A step-by-step, logical sequence of calculations demonstrates clear understanding of AASHTO LRFD Specifications."
The purpose of the annual competition is to recognize excellence in concrete bridge design using AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. All engineering undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in U.S. or Canadian Universities are eligible to enter the competition.