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April 3, 2020

Spring 2020 Faculty Awards Online Voting

Online voting is now open for the Spring 2020 Faculty Awards. CE students are encouraged to vote from among their current semester professors for the Munson, Wansik & Buck teaching awards.
March 12, 2020

Professor Connor's research serving as basis for new bridge inspection rules

A Purdue University professor's research is helping shape how bridges are inspected across the nation. Robert Connor, the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering, collaborated on research for the report "Proposed Guideline for Reliability-Based Bridge Inspection Practices" under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).
March 11, 2020

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop

Update - The 2020 Purdue Geotechnical Workshop and 18th G.A. Leonards Lecture has been cancelled per the Purdue University COVID-19 announcement dated 10 March 2020. The PGS committee will consider available options, including rescheduling at another season or cancelling altogether the PGS event for 2020, once the situation returns to normal.
March 11, 2020

Four CE faculty receive College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Awards

The annual Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Awards honor faculty who have been selected by their peers as the most outstanding in fields such as research, engagement, mentoring, and teaching. Four Lyles School professors have received awards for 2020 – Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program; Jon Fricker, Professor of Civil Engineering; Ayman Habib, Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering, Co-Director of the Civil Engineering Center for Applications of UAS for a Sustainable Environment (CE-CAUSE), and Associate Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program; and Inez Hua, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering.
March 6, 2020

CE faculty inducted into Purdue Innovator Hall of Fame

Three Lyles School of Civil Engineering faculty – Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program; Rao Govindaraju, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering; and Ayman Habib, Thomas A. Page Professor of Civil Engineering, Co-Director of the Civil Engineering Center for Applications of UAS for a Sustainable Environment (CE-CAUSE), and Associate Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program – have been inducted into the Purdue Innovators Hall of Fame.
March 5, 2020

John Deere technology leader to headline Purdue Road School

A leader in John Deere innovation will give the keynote address during the 106th annual Purdue Road School. This year's road school – designed for federal, state and local agency, industry, consulting, and academic colleagues – begins Monday (March 9) afternoon and will continue until Wednesday afternoon (March 11) with meetings and sessions at Purdue University Memorial Union and Stewart Center.
February 20, 2020

Robert J. Connor receives 2020 Richard S. Fountain Award

The Steel Bridge Task Force of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI); the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA); and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design have named Robert J. Connor, the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of CAI and S-BRITE at Purdue University's Lyles School of Engineering, as the recipient of the 2020 Richard S. Fountain Award.
February 19, 2020

Study: Your home's water quality could vary by the room – and the season

Is the water in your home actually safe, given that water utility companies in the U.S. aren't required by law to monitor the water that specifically enters a building at its service line? A study has found that the water quality of a home can differ in each room and change between seasons, challenging the assumption that the water in a public water system is the same as the water that passes through a building's plumbing at any time of the year.
February 19, 2020

Purdue ASCE to host Bridge Bust competition for high school students

Area high school students will test their bridge design capabilities at Purdue University's annual Bridge Bust Competition on Friday (Feb. 21). The 41st annual Bridge Bust will feature 147 teams composed of 270 students from 19 schools in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. It is hosted by Purdue's American Society of Civil Engineers.
February 14, 2020

Shelley Finnigan - How I engineered a career in skyscrapers

On the 5th annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CE alum Shelley Finnigan (BSCE '05, MSCE '06) reflects on her path to a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career, hopeful that her story will serve to inspire young women around the globe.
February 11, 2020

Brian Harlow, Alex Oak recognized with 2020 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Brian D. Harlow (BSCE 1978), Vice President, Head of NAFTA Manufacturing, Global Head, Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (retired), and Alex D. Oak (BSCE 1968), CEO & Chairman of Cripe, have been named recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the College of Engineering.
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