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Winner of First “Best Student Article” Competition Presents Research at Annual Meeting

2003 Student Research Accomplishments Cover

Michael Pollino, a civil engineering graduate student at the University at Buffalo, is the winner of the MCEER Best Student Article Competition for 2003. Pollino’s paper, titled “Seismic Retrofit of Bridge Steel Truss Pier Anchorage Connections,” was selected as the winner by a panel of judges, comprising distinguished members of MCEER’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB). As the winner of the inaugural competition, Pollino made a presentation on his research at the 2004 MCEER Annual Meeting.Honorable mentions were also awarded to Yong Gao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hiram Badillo-Almarez, University at Buffalo and Zehra Cagnan, Cornell University.
Mike Pollino receiving certificate on stage from Andrea Dargush

Michael Pollino receives his award from Andrea Dargush before presenting his paper at the MCEER Annual Meeting.

A total of 16 papers were submitted by members of the Student Leadership Council, which includes students studying under researchers throughout the MCEER consortium. All of these papers are included in the 2003 Student Research Accomplishments volume, available at





The Bulletin is a free publication offering articles on Center research, cooperative ventures, reports from conferences, educational activities, upcoming events, and reviews of new MCEER publications Spring 2004

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