Brandon Klenzendorf Named 2017 Outstanding Young Engineering Alumnus
Brandon Klenzendorf (Texas) was named the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus by the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) at The University of Texas at Austin at the CAEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni Banquet in Austin, Texas on September 29, 2017.
The award recognizes a graduate of the CAEE department under the age of 40 who has distinguished himself with outstanding service and contributions to the engineering profession and community. Brandon received his B.S. in Civil Engineering Honors (2005), M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (2007), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2010) all from the CAEE department.
An active supporter of the next generation of engineers, Brandon chaired the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Austin Branch University of Texas Mentoring Committee for the last five years. In this program, practicing engineers mentor undergraduates in an engineering professionalism course and help students take on real-world projects with clients and stakeholders. Brandon expanded the program by increasing the number of mentors and creating a permanent agreement with the ASCE Austin Branch to support the course. He also led volunteers in the construction of four rain gardens at public schools in Austin designed by students as a part of this program.
In addition, Brandon serves as a Lecturer for the CAEE department and has taught a senior-level Hydraulic Engineering Design course for the past two semesters. His goal is to provide students with practical hydraulic modelling skills and real-world experience with a focus on the HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and U.S. EPA SWMM models. He highlights local Geosyntec projects as examples.
Learn more about the CAEE news release: http://caee.utexas.edu/news/814-oya2017.
Learn more about the award: http://www.caee.utexas.edu/alumni/outstanding.
Learn more about Brandon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-klenzendorf-26737962/.