Civil Engineering Grad Student Wins Scholarship
Dayanne Mirra, currently pursuing a master’s degree in civil engineering, has won a scholarship from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada. The award was increased from the standard amount due to her exceptional application. Here's how she found herself at SCU.
"I graduated SFSU with a bachelor's of science degree in Civil Engineering in 2015. My focus of study was structural engineering and I always wanted to further my academics in the Structural field. However, after college, I took an opportunity to work for SFPUC.
"I found SCU in 2016 when I started looking for a college that had a more flexible graduate program for working engineers. I'd heard great things about the School of Engineering from a coworker who was an alumna from Santa Clara. She was so right because after enrolling and taking my first class with Professor Tracy Abbott in Advanced Structural, I absolutely felt inspired to pursue my graduate degree in Structural Engineering.
"In 2017 I left work to start my own business with family in Brasil, so the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada scholarship will be a great financial help as I continue furthering my academic interest. My particular interest in concrete masonry structures is in sustainable design and the design and retrofit for earthquakes."