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Inka Road Lecture Attracts Construction Industry Professionals and Potential Professionals

May 10, 2010

inca-roadA lecture about the monumental achievements of the Inka Road given by Arizona State University Eminent Scholar Emeritus Clifford J Schexnayder attracted over 50 professionals from the construction industry as well as students from Rio Grande High School and AIMS@UNM to the UNM School of Engineering recently.

Dr. Schexnayder, who has an extensive career as a civil engineer and a long list of publications, including numerous works on the history of civil engineering, spoke to construction industry leaders about his NSF-sponsored research on the Inka Road at a breakfast meeting. 

Students from the School of Engineering, APS, as well as the general public attended Dr. Schexnayder’s presentation shortly afterward about the Inka Road.  The APS students then participated in two hands-on activities to learn more about civil and construction engineering. 

This was the second annual Bryant W. Lemon Sr. Distinguished Lecture in Construction Engineering and Management.  Funding for the lecture was provided by an endowment created by BRYCON Construction to honor the company’s founder and is part of a series that brings speakers who have made outstanding contributions in construction engineering to UNM. “Public outreach is important to get people more aware about careers in the construction industry,” says Bill Lemon, President of BRYCON Corporation, says, “UNM has a great facility and excellent faculty. We want to see that the best and brightest students get an opportunity to have a satisfying career in the industry.”