Civil Engineering Student Finds Joy and Recognition in Helping Others

Madison Kirkpatrick is a senior in civil and environmental engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and has had quite a journey as the semester is coming to an end. She was nominated for The President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award 2023 at Florida State University and is one of 12 students representing their college.

College Awards Night Celebrates Engineering’s People and Accomplishments

On April 7, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering honored outstanding faculty and staff at the annual College Awards Night Banquet at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee, Florida. Ditching their sneakers, the engineering campus community celebrated the success of their students and peers on a warm night of fellowship.
The awards recognize employees who go above and beyond their day-to-day duties to serve the engineering campus community. Students from several top senior design teams were also honored at the event.        

Our project upgrades the water systems in Panacea, Florida to prepare for possible failures and supply safe, reliable drinking water. The water system serves a population of a little over 1,000 people. Due to the small population, the State of Florida will fund this project. The state funding will be used to replace a nearly mile-long portion of a 12" water pipeline, upgrade the water distribution system, and design a new well with a water treatment system.

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Team 221 L to R: Sabine Beaumont, Maggie Bradley, Mack Johnson

The intersection of Dempsey Mayo and Miccosukee roads in eastern Tallahassee, Florida is located on the city’s east side and is directly south of the Miccosukee Greenway. At the intersection, Miccosukee Road runs east and west. Dempsey Mayo Road runs north and south until stopping at the greenway. The intersection’s current traffic control device is a traffic signal on a mast arm. This intersection will soon see high residential and commercial development as the Canopy PUD (Planned Unit Development) is expanded north of the site.

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Team 220 L to R: Justin Hansen, Alex Huaman, Kobe Mike, Jarrett Touchton

The intersection of US 90 and SR 12 is in Quincy, Florida. The current intersection is considered a Y intersection. Both roads are rural, with US 90 considered the minor road and SR 12 considered the major road. The intersection needs “general improvements” according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

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Team 219 L to R: Michael Arizpe, Elizabeth Hazard, Kenneth Hills, Cara Toney