SEMM Community Honors M.S. Graduates at Annual Luncheon

The SEMM Graduate Student Luncheon is an annual tradition where SEMM faculty and friends gather to acknowledge the achievements of graduate students who will commence in May and to wish them well in their future endeavors.

The May 3 event at the Berkeley Faculty Club featured SEMM alumnus Emily Guglielmo (CE MS '04), Principal Structural Engineer at Martin/Martin Inc., as their technical leader on earthquake and wind engineering.

Emily gave an inspired speech about her career path, starting from high school and going through all the complex decisions and forks in the road that led to her impressive career as one of the country's top structural engineers.  There was an extensive interactive discussion after her talk, during which she offered further advice to our graduates on career questions that they posed to her.  The graduates also had a three-course meal and received an SEMM paperweight, the traditional SEMM graduation memento - a tradition that goes back more than 50 years.