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2009 News in Brief



CEE Awards 132 Degrees in 2008-09

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CEE graduates gathered with their families and friends in Killian Court June 5 to celebrate MIT’s 143rd Commencement exercises. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick addressed the graduates with a message of encouragement. “Crisis is the platform for change,” he told the graduates, referencing the worldwide financial crisis. Governor Patrick also described the positive social and economic changes that had occurred in his own family in a single generation. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering awarded 132 degrees in 2008-09: 14 doctorates, 19 Master of Science degrees, 14 Master of Science in Transportation degrees, 39 Master of Engineering degrees, and 46 Bachelor of Science degrees (18 in environmental engineering science, 21 in civil engineering and seven undesignated). Read more.