Timothy Van Oss graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo with a BS in civil engineering, and is currently pursuing an MS in structural and earthquake engineering. He is an active teaching assistant, having been honored as Tau Beta Pi’s TA of the year and accompanying the UB study abroad class to Troyes, France. After serving a term as president of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, he has continued his involvement in the parent chapter of the society as chair of the Student Affairs Committee, which advises and mentors civil engineering students in the Buffalo area. Additionally, he is active in educational outreach to increase STEM exposure to grade school children, and is working to make Buffalo a better place for people of every economic background. Tim has represented UB Engineering at conferences around the globe from Istanbul to San Diego, in the hopes of bringing a global perspective to solve local issues. He plans to contribute to the Buffalo Niagara region by rehabilitating distressed structures, taking advantage of the area’s built assets, and developing the next generation of iconic regional structures. Tim rows, runs, and cycles along Buffalo area trails and water ways in his free time.