Albrecht started teaching evening classes at UC this past winter quarter as an adjunct professor. Having loved teaching and advising the students, she felt honored to join the faculty as a full-time assistant professor in August of this year.
Albrecht says, “Everyone here—the faculty, the staff, and the students—is great! I was pleasantly impressed by the vast array of commitments our student organizations continually make and carry out, from competitions to charity work. I’m excited to contribute to this well-established, distinguished curriculum.”
Albrecht has certainly wasted no time in becoming involved with the students. Along with George Suckarieh, CEAS SAS professor and PhD, Albrecht advised four teams of students who competed in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region III’s 9th consecutive Regional Competition in Chicago, IL. The duo provided students with professional contacts and resources when necessary, and helped the teams in strategizing for the competitions and advising on the logistics required for travel.
Each of the four teams competed in separate subspecialties of construction: Design-Build, Preconstruction, Commercial, and Heavy Civil. The teams placed first, second, second, and fifth, respectively. “I’m so proud of the students! They performed exceptionally and won the ‘medal count’ at the competition, out of over twenty other universities.” Albrecht noted that Heavy Highway team lost several points in the scoring because they turned in their bid three minutes late, but still finished in the top half of their category. “They learned a valuable life lesson, though – get your bids in on time!” Albrecht adds.