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By Associated Engineering Press

Ben Bickerstaff always imagined that he would be “somewhere turning salt water into fresh water.” A native of Anniston, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama civil engineering program, Bickerstaff is now founder and CEO of a company that solves a problem he first noticed as a cooperative education employee for a large construction company.

As an employee, Bickerstaff became involved in the industry, doing everything from making copies to finding companies to bid on contracted construction jobs.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: June 4, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students