Faculty Faction: Carol Lamb

Carol LambCarol Lamb, associate professor of civil and construction engineering technology, teaches structural analysis and design, as well as construction and project management. She is also currently the faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the secretary for the Academic Senate.

Carol began her journey as an engineer at YSU in Civil Engineering Technology. After her bachelors, she earned her masters degree in Engineering Management. Carol is now pursuing her PhD in management with a focus in engineering.

Carol started working at YSU because of the encouragement of her professors, in the fall of 2005. Previously, she worked as an assistant bridge engineer with the Trumbull County Engineers’ Office.

Carol hopes to pass on encouragement and knowledge to her students just as her professors did for her. She enjoys having the class time to interact with her students. Continue reading

The 12th Annual Student Estimating Competition

The Ohio Contractors Association held its 12th annual Student Estimating Competition in Columbus on February 16th. The Civil and Construction Technology (CCET) program sent six students and one faculty advisor to the competition. The YSU students competed against nine other schools from Ohio (Ohio Northern University, University of Toledo, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Bowling Green State University, Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University, and Ohio University).

The YSU team was one team out of four teams that submitted a responsive bid after the first day of the competition and was the team closest to the actual bid on the project. The lowest responsive bid gave the YSU Team the 1st choice of when to present their project to the judges on the second day of the competition.

The teams that placed in the competition were The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, and Ohio Northern.