FIU has recognized Mr. Saman Farhangdoust as the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Student Life Award and selected him for the Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award because of his outstanding leadership through academic achievement and research. Saman is a structural engineering Ph.D. candidate from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He has made substantial contributions to the field of engineering and sustainable infrastructure, including the development of a national inspection guideline to monitor and address concerns for bridge infrastructures. Saman Farhangdoust’s dissertation work will increase the resilience of the U.S. coastal infrastructure against natural and man-made hazards.