I am a senior undergraduate student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. I am following the Structural Engineering concentration and also pursuing a certificate in Finance. I have had the pleasure to work with Professor Adriaenssens in her “Mechanics of Solids” and “Extraordinary Processes” classes. I am currently working with her on my senior thesis. My thesis will explore the use of ice as a structural material. I will be specifically focusing material properties and construction methods for thin-shelled ice structures. I hope to discover efficiencies that can be applied to both functional ice structures and the construction process of more permanent structures that rely on compressive strength.