Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Spotlights

The Purdue Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 21) approved naming the School of Civil Engineering for the Lyles family in recognition of a $15 million gift from the Lyles Foundation.
CE alumni Bill Dudley and Bob Bowen rode 153 miles in the 2014 BP MS-150 from Houston to Austin (Texas) on the Bechtel Cycling Team to support the National MS Society.
Dr. Lyesse Laloui
On April 26, 2014, Prof. Lyesse Laloui of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology will deliver the 12th Leonards Lecture on "Advances in the Analysis of Thermo-Active Foundations." The PGS Workshop "Energy Geotechnics" will be held in conjunction with the lecture.
Steven Lavrenz (JTRP), Pulkit Parikh, and Vinay Varadarajan represented Purdue in the regional Traffic Bowl competition sponsored by Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) on April 14, 2014 in Indianapolis.
Charles Miller
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013-2014 CE Alumni Achievement Awards: Gordon R. Archibald, Robert P. Elsperman, M. Janet Everett, Keith A. London, Charles A. Miller, and Joseph C. Sanders.
Congratulations to Jason Weiss, the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Pankow Materials Lab, who has been named a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.
Assistant Professor Cary Troy has been named the recipient of Purdue's new Exceptional Early Career Award. The award was created by the Office of the Provost and the Murphy Award selection committee to recognize outstanding undergraduate teaching among Purdue's early career, tenure-track faculty.
The 100th Purdue Road School was held March 11-13 2014. Civil Engineering Professors Darcy Bullock and John Haddock served as co-chairs of the conference that included 160 sessions attended by approximately 2,330 transportation professionals.
Bridges and More
Bridges and More takes the reader from the early years of Civil Engineering when Purdue's campus consisted of a smattering of red brick buildings surrounded by grassy meadows and roads flanked by white, wooden fences to today's state-of-the-art facilities such as the Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research and the online hub for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).