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edwin becraft



Mr. C. Edwin “Ed” Becraft

In 1948, with a baseball scholarship in hand, Ed arrived at GW, ready to study civil engineering and play ball for the university.  He was serious about his education and willing to do the work necessary to pay for his education.  He worked each summer in a canning factory; and as a freshman, he hitchhiked daily from his home in Gaithersburg, MD to classes on the Foggy Bottom campus.

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azer kehnemui



Dr. Azer Kehnemui

After earning his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey in 1962, and his master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Azer Kehnemui joined the structural consulting firm of Smislova & Carcaterra in 1963, and settled in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Christine Beyzaei

Christine Beyzaei got a taste of engineering during high school and has never looked back. As a high school senior, she completed a year-long internship and research project at the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center that allowed her to work with graduate students and professional engineers, introduced her to the "real world" of science and engineering, and confirmed her decision to study engineering in college.  

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