Sarira Motaref

Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Sarira Motaref is an assistant professor in residence in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She has been teaching large classes such as CE 2110 (Applied Mechanics I) and CE 3110 (Mechanics of Materials) which are major requirement across multiple disciplines in the School of Engineering since 2013. She has led the efforts within the Department to develop and deliver flipped sections of undergraduate courses. She is a licensed professional engineer. She has attended several teaching workshops and received certificates from UConn CETL (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) and NETI (National Effective Teaching Institutes). She is Winner of 2010 James D. Cooper Student Award at the International Bridge Conference, recipient of 2016 Klewin Excellence in teaching award and 2016 nominee for Mentorship Excellence Award from UConn office of undergraduates. ¬†She served as co-PI of the research projects including “Advancing the State of Bridge Weigh-In-Motion for the Connecticut Transportation Network” and “A Simplified Detail for the Acute Corner of Skewed Bridge Decks” funded by Connecticut department of Transportation.

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