Nancy Brazell Brooks graduated in 1953 with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. As a graduate student, Nancy secured a research assistantship with Nathan Newmark and became the first woman on the department’s graduate student research staff. From 1953 to 1955, Nancy led research work for the Physical Vulnerability Division of the Directorate of Intelligence of the United States Air Force. In 1998, Nancy won the first Distinguished Alumna Award from the Civil Engineering Department. Before her death in 2008, she and her husband established a graduate student fellowship in Civil Engineering.
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