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.
Dr. Vince Drnevich and co-authors (Salim K. Werden, John R. Hall, Jr., Chafik Hankour, Carolyn T. Conlee, and W. Allen Marr) have been chosen as recipients of the 2014 Hogentogler Award. The award is presented for their paper entitled, "New Approach to Resonant Column Testing," appearing in the March 2013 edition of the ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.
Congratulations to Professor Michael E. Kreger, Assistant Professor Cary Troy, and Professor Shirley Dyke, 2014 recipients of Awards of Excellence from the College of Engineering.
Congratulations to Prof. Chip Blatchley on being elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering.
Associate Professor Samuel Labi has been selected by the Transportation and Development Institute to receive the 2014 Frank M. Masters Award for his outstanding and innovative work in advancing the area of transportation infrastructure asset management systems.
Patricia Galloway (BSCE '78) has more than three decades of experience with offering senior management strategic advice and consulting to identify and manage risk, assess projects, project trends and maximize a company's performance. She is currently president and CEO Pegasus Global Holdings Inc. in Cle Elum, Wash., where she is responsible for the firm’s management consulting and services.
From relationships to bridges, Kevin McKeon moves the world forward with what he builds. As a head facilitator at the Boiler Challenge Course for the Division of Recreational Sports, he transforms groups into teams. As a resident assistant in Cary Quadrangle, he molds the character of first-year students. And as a civil engineering major, he creates the structures that will sustain our future.
Growing up along the banks of Indiana's Wildcat Creek fostered an early appreciation for conservation in Lindsey Payne and a lifelong attraction to water that she still doesn't quite understand. As a PhD student, her research focuses on urban water projects and training engineering students in the collaborative design process. In the community, she is a champion for the environment — from leading efforts to clean up the Wabash River to helping local businesses go green.
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).