Karren Hudson is an undergraduate student currently working towards her BSc in Civil Engineering. Karren started a Dean’s Research Award project under Dr. Cruz in January 2017, and continued her work throughout the summer. During this time, she was involved in two research projects. Her research focused on finite element modelling of simple reinforced concrete structures, using the Mazar’s model of concrete as implemented in the finite element analysis code OOFEM. Karren also assisted in the development of a database of experiments performed on fully grouted masonry walls that can be analyzed using artificial neural networks.