Civil and environmental engineering professor receives major international honor
Shaily Mahendra, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Samueli Fellow, has received a 2018 Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award from the Government of India Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society. The prestigious international award recognizes Indians living outside the country who have a distinguished record of outstanding service, achievements, and contributions. The honor is given to only about 30 people per year out of more than 16 million Indians living abroad. Mahendra received the award on Oct. 25, at formal ceremony at the House of Commons in London.