WIT Student and Professor Attend Engineering Conference in Panama

November 26, 2014

Associate Professor Cristina Cosma, construction management, and Jessica Mendez ’16 represented Wentworth at the recent 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama. This year’s theme was “From Community Projects to Giga Projects.”

The three-day conference celebrated 100 years of the Panama Canal and included technical tours of the canal, area bridges, and other structures, as well as networking opportunities, and plenary sessions. Jorge L. Quijano, administrator with the Panama Canal Authority, and Grant Imahara, a host on Discovery’s Mythbusters TV show, served as the event’s keynote speakers.

Many students attending the conference are involved with the Engineers Without Borders group.

“It was once in a lifetime event and we were very proud to represent Wentworth internationally,” said Cosma.

Pictured are, from left to right, Andy Herrmann, ASCE President; Bob Albee, VHB, former Central Artery Director; Anthony Puntin, Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES) Executive Director; Jessica Mendez; Cristina Cosma; and Anni Autio of BSCES.

Mendez is currently on co-op with Skanska, a project development and construction group.

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