Murphy featured in U of M Publication

May 6, 2020 — MBJ CEO Dan Murphy, PE, was recently profiled in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering Spring 2020 publication. More than a chronicle of Dan’s career, “Shaping A Positive Future” is a statement about his strong desire and commitment to mentoring the next generation of structural engineers, based on the positive experience of his early career mentoring relationship with firm founder John Meyer.

During Dan’s 46-year career at MBJ, he has accomplished a great deal for the firm, leading its growth from a single office to five U.S. offices with over 100 people, expediting the firm’s technological transition from paper and pencil to digital design, and expanding its reach nationally and internationally. His passion for passing on to younger engineers all he has learned is summed up in this statement from the article: “Structural engineers build our communities and supply what our communities need from healthcare to education, from business to historic preservation, from housing to hospitality. It is easy to develop a passion for our work because the outcomes are so rewarding and satisfying. I am passionate about our profession and sharing what I’ve learned with others.” Click here to read the entire “Shaping A Positive Future” article.

MBJ Phoenix Team Aces ACE

March 2, 2020 – Meyer Borgman Johnson (MBJ) has been involved with the ACE Mentor Program for more than a decade as well as with the founding of regional affiliate programs in Phoenix and Minneapolis, so it was with a joyous spirit that MBJ volunteer mentors Victoria Flys and Ivy Blumer celebrated their students, who took top honors for best project at the Phoenix Area ACE Mentorship Program Final Showcase last week (February 27). Congratulations to the winning students, who will apply to the national ACE showcase later this year to present their project!

Parents, faculty, and other members of the A/E/C community joined students and mentors at the event to acknowledge the 9 participating teams and their diligent work in developing their projects and presentations over the preceding months. MBJ volunteer Lindsey Schultz, who has been involved with ACE for more than 10 years, led the event as Program Chair. The evening saw a total of $30,000 in scholarships awarded to students.

Coming up on March 4, MBJ volunteer mentors in Minneapolis, Kate Ranade and Brittany Shotwell, will cheer their students on as they present their final projects in front of peers, mentors, and judges at a similar event. The ACE Twin Cities Student Competition will bring together 14 schools, 60 mentors, and 100 students. MBJ’s Saura Jost, longtime member, past mentor, and current executive board member, will be judging the competition. This year’s challenge for each of the 14 Twin Cities area teams was to design a hypothetical Gastronomic Center located near downtown St. Paul. We are looking forward to congratulating the winner!

Learn more about the national program and how to get involved.

Learn more about the ACE Phoenix affiliate.

Learn more about the ACE Twin Cities affiliate.