NU undergrad Susan Limberg wins national engineering prize

NU undergrad Susan Limberg wins national engineering prize

The Environmental & Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-EWRI) announced that junior civil engineering student Sergeant First Class (NUCC) Susan Limberg’s paper, “Pervious Concrete: A Testing of Traits and Methodology,” has been selected as the national first-place winner of the undergraduate division of the EWRI 2014 Congress Student Technical Paper Contest.

The prize includes a $500 stipend and all-expenses-paid trip for Limberg to the EWRI Congress in Portland, Ore., this June to present her research.

Susan Limberg, first-place winner of the EWRI Student Technical Paper ContestLimberg’s winning topic tests engineering properties of porous concrete that lay the foundation for further applications such as filtering rain water to make it drinking quality. Limberg, who is pursuing a minor in construction management, is passionate about the disciplines of sustainable engineering and building green infrastructure.

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to see different parts of the country and present something I’m really passionate about,” said Limberg, a member of the Corps of Cadets, the Drill Team and the Honors Program. “I have been working on my research for a year now, and I look forward to networking with peers on that topic.”

Limberg, of Denmark, Wisc., has an Air Force ROTC scholarship and plans to commission upon graduation in May 2015. She said she came to Norwich for the challenge and the opportunities.

“I joined the Corps because I wanted to challenge myself and push myself,” said Limberg. “I am really busy, but in the long run this is going to help me with being more efficient and having better time management.”