Avery Bang to Receive UI Young Alumni Award

Monday, January 20, 2014

Engineering alumna Avery Bang (BS 2007 civil engineering, BA 2007) will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award June 7 from the University of Iowa Alumni Association.

As executive director of the nonprofit organization Bridges to Prosperity, Avery Bang has provided more than 500,000 rural villagers internationally with access to health care, education, and commercial opportunities. Her passion to use engineering for the public good started as a UI student when she built a bridge in Peru. Founding president of the UI student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Bang now serves on advisory boards for the civil engineering department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also acts as an instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and as a research assistant who leads teams developing alternative energy solutions for third-world countries.

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As executive director of the nonprofit organization Bridges to Prosperity, Avery Bang has provided more than 500,000 rural villagers internationally with access to health care, education, and commercial opportunities. Her passion to use engineering for the public good started as a UI student when she built a bridge in Peru. Founding president of the UI student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Bang now serves on advisory boards for the civil engineering department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also acts as an instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and as a research assistant who leads teams developing alternative energy solutions for third-world countries.

- See more at: http://www.iowalum.com/daa/2014.cfm#sthash.e79wm7K4.dpuf

As executive director of the nonprofit organization Bridges to Prosperity, Avery Bang has provided more than 500,000 rural villagers internationally with access to health care, education, and commercial opportunities. Her passion to use engineering for the public good started as a UI student when she built a bridge in Peru. Founding president of the UI student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Bang now serves on advisory boards for the civil engineering department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also acts as an instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and as a research assistant who leads teams developing alternative energy solutions for third-world countries.

- See more at: http://www.iowalum.com/daa/2014.cfm#sthash.e79wm7K4.dpuf

As CEO of the non-profit organization Bridges to Prosperity, Bang has provided more than 500,000 rural villagers internationally with access to health care, education, and commercial opportunities.  Her passion to use engineering for the public good started as a UI student when she built a bridge in Peru.

Founding president of the UI chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Bang now serves on advisory boards for the Civil Engineering Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also acts as an instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder and as a research assistant who leads teams developing alternate energy solutions for third world countries.