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April 24, 2017

Civil Engineering names graduate program after generous donors

The Purdue University Board of Trustees voted Friday (April 21) to approve naming the Lyles School of Civil Engineering graduate program in recognition of a recent significant gift by generous alumni Christopher and Susan Burke. The trustees' approval distinguishes the Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Graduate Program as one of the first named graduate programs in a civil engineering school in the U.S.
April 21, 2017

2017 CE Open

The 57th Annual CE Open will be held on Friday, June 19, 2017 at the Ackerman-Allen course of the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex! Join us for lunch, golf, and dinner - registration is now open!
April 21, 2017

2017-18 Faculty Awards Online Voting

Online voting is now open for the 2017-18 CE Faculty Awards. CE students are encouraged to vote from among their current semester professors for the Munson, Wansik & Buck teaching awards.
April 20, 2017

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop

Prof. Patricia J. Culligan of Columbia University gave the 15th Leonards Lecture, titled "Climate Change: Impacts and Challenges for Geotechnical Engineers," on Friday, April 21st. The PGS Workshop, "Climate Change and Geotechnical Engineering," was held in conjunction with the lecture.
April 11, 2017

Dr. Shirley Dyke recognized as outstanding mentor

Dr. Shirley Dyke, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, was presented with the 2017 CE Outstanding Mentor of Engineering Graduate Students Award at a reception on April 10th hosted by the Civil Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council.
April 10, 2017

Bowman, Gkritza receive 2017 Faculty Awards of Excellence

The annual Awards of Excellence for engineering faculty were presented at the Faculty Recognition Banquet on April 7, 2017. Mark Bowman, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Bowen Laboratory, received the Undergraduate Advising Award. Konstantina "Nadia" Gkritza, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, received the Leadership Award.
April 10, 2017

The Art of Teaching | Engineering Art

A series of seminars will be held at Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering in 2017 on the art of teaching engineering. The speakers are renowned teachers and mentors whose effectiveness as teachers has been proven by the success of their students. Jim Jirsa will present on April 11th, and Michele Calvi on April 20th. More speakers will be announced later this year.
April 5, 2017

Jie Shan elected ASPRS Fellow

Jie Shan, Professor of Civil Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Professor Shan was presented with the award at the ASPRS annual meeting held recently in Baltimore.
March 27, 2017

Robert J. Connor receives George S. Richardson Medal

Robert J. Connor, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the S-BRITE Center, has been selected to receive the 2017 George S. Richardson Medal. The Richardson Medal recognizes a single, recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering.
March 16, 2017

103rd Purdue Road School

The 103rd Purdue Road School Transportation Conference and Expo was the largest Road School on record at 2,709 attendees. This year’s event included 155 technical sessions involving 327 speakers and moderators. The program had 164 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) available, including 4 hours of Indiana Statutes and Ethics for Professional Engineers.
March 14, 2017

Student Spotlight: Davis Chacon-Hurtado

Purdue Global Ambassador Davis Chacon-Hurtado focuses his research on the civil engineering of transportation systems in city environments. In particular, he is investigating the possible factors that make communities resistant or resilient to disruptions and economic shocks that can affect their quality of life and the role transportation can play in this resiliency.
March 9, 2017

Tariq Saeed appointed to two Transportation Research Board committees

Tariq Usman Saeed, a doctoral student in Transportation & Infrastructure Systems Engineering, has been appointed as a young member to the Standing Committee on Statistical Methods (ABJ80) and the Standing Committee on Bridge Preservation (AHD37) of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He was appointed in recognition of the active roles he continues to play in the functions of these committees.
March 6, 2017

Just how much pee is in that pool?

You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a potent brew of chemicals that form when chlorine meets sweat, body oils, and urine. Prof. Blatchley offers his insight in this NPR health news article.
March 1, 2017

Hydraulics/Hydrology Seminar Series

Ganesh Mallya, Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering, Purdue University will be presenting on Tuesday 4/25 at 1:30 p.m. in ARMS B071. The subject of the seminar is "Estimating Health of Ungauged Watershed using Machine Learning."
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