Beena_Ajmera

Prof. Beena Ajmera

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Assistant Professor - North Dakota State University

  • Civil Engineer Geotechnical Engineer

Academia-Professor

  • Shear strength of ground materials Soil Dynamics in-situ Mechanically Stabilized walls (MSE) Deep Soil Mixing Laboratory testing

  • PhD or Equivalent
    • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) : 01/08/2012 - 01/08/2015
  • MSc or Equivalent
    • Masters of Science in Civil Engineering with Emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering - California State University, Fullerton : 01/08/2011 - 01/05/2012
  • BSc or Equivalent
    • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics - California State University, Fullerton : 01/01/2008 - 01/05/2011
  • BSc or Equivalent
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - California State University, Fullerton : 01/01/2008 - 01/05/2011

  • Third Place in National GeoPoster Competition American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, 2013
  • Student Travel Stipend Recipient American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, 2013
  • First Place Abstract in National GeoPoster Competition American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, 2013
  • Charles E. Via Doctoral Fellowship Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012
  • Second Place in "Graduate-Engineering and Computer Science" Category in Student Research Competition California State University System, 2012
  • Third Place in University Mapping Contest for U.S. and Canada Google Map Maker, 2012
  • Second Place in "Graduate" Category in the Student Research Competition California State University, Fullerton, 2012
  • First Place in "Oral-Masters" Category at 23rd Annual Science Conference Student Research Competition Orange County Engineering Council, 2012
  • Third Place in National GeoPrediction Student Competition American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, 2012
  • Graduate Research Felowship National Science Foundation, 2011
  • California Pre-Doctoral (Sally Casanova) Scholarship Program Honorable Mention California State University System, 2011
  • First Place in Earth Week Poster Competition California State University, Fullerton, 2011
  • Magna Cum Laude in the College of Engineering and Computer Science California State University, Fullerton, 2011
  • Magna Cum Laude in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics California State University, Fullerton, 2011
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering California State University, Fullerton, 2011
  • Civil Engineering Fellow California State University, Fullerton, 2011
  • Scholarship Recipient American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute Los Angeles Section Group, 2011
  • Second Place for Geotechnical Student Competition American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific South West Conference, 2011
  • Scholarship Recipient Measurement Science Conference, 2011
  • Jeffrey Gordon Scholarship Recipient American Society of Civil Engineers Los Angeles Branch, 2011
  • First Place in "Undergraduate" Category at 22nd Annual Science Conference Student Research Competition Orange Country Graduate Women in Science, 2011
  • Third Place in National GeoPrediction Student Competition American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, 2011
  • First Place Design Report for GeoChallege MSE Wall Competition American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, 2011
  • Student Travel Stipend Recipient American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, 2011
  • Dean's List for the College of Engineering and Computer Science California State University, Fullerton, 2011
  • Dean's List for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics California State University, Fullerton, 2011
  • Outstanding Senior for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering California State University, Fullerton, 2010
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, 2010
  • First Place in Student Research Competition in the "Undergraduate-Engineering and Computer Science" Category California State University System, 2010
  • Second Place Scholarship Recipient American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch, 2010
  • Certificate of Achievement California State University, Fullerton, 2010
  • First Place in National Student Research Poster Competition American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, 2010
  • Outstanding Engineering Student Orange County Engineering Council, 2010
  • Dean's List for the College of Engineering and Computer Science California State University, Fullerton, 2010
  • Dean's List for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics California State University, Fullerton, 2010
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, 2009
  • Dean's List for the College of Engineering and Computer Science California State University, Fullerton, 2009
  • Dean's List for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics California State University, Fullerton, 2009
  • Outstanding Junior for Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering California State University, Fullerton, 2008
  • Dean's List for the College of Engineering and Computer Science California State University, Fullerton, 2008
  • Dean's List for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics California State University, Fullerton, 2008

  • North Dakota State University : ( 16/08/2018 - Present )
    • Assistant Professor
  • California State University, Fullerton : ( 18/08/2015 - 03/08/2018 )
    • Assistant Professor
  • California State University, Fullerton : ( 01/08/2015 - 01/08/2016 )
    • Assistant Professor
  • California State University, Fullerton : ( 01/01/2009 - 01/05/2012 )
    • Research Assistant

    • Conducted soil tests regarding shear strength and compression behavior of cohesive materials. Published several papers regarding the results obtained and won several awards for the research findings.
  • California State University, Fullerton : ( 01/09/2011 - 01/12/2011 )
    • Graduate Teaching Associate

    • Independently taught two sections of the undergraduate Engineering Surveying Laboratories.
  • California State University, Fullerton : ( 01/01/2009 - 01/05/2011 )
    • Instructional Student Aid/Teaching Assistant

    • Assisted with teaching, preparing syllabi, grading and other related duties.
  • Self-Employed : ( 01/09/2005 - 01/05/2011 )
    • Private Tutor

    • Tutored numerous students in emlementary to college-level mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering subjects.

Language Read Level Written Level Spoken Level
English High High High
Hindi Medium Medium High
Gujarati Medium Medium High
Spanish Medium Medium Medium
Urdu Low Low Medium

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