CE News & Spotlights

S-BRITE Receives Steel Truss Bridge
Posted: April 17, 2015
Here is a a quick look at the anticipated delivery of a 1937 truss bridge originating from Michigan. The trusses will be setup later this spring for use at Purdue University's Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) located outside of campus. The S-BRITE Center is under the direction of Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Robert Connor.
steel truss bridge
CE grad students active as Big Brothers in the community
Posted: April 17, 2015
CE grad students Nate Todd and Robert Spragg volunteer their time in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to help make a positive impact in the lives of area youth.
Engineers investigate possible lingering impacts from Elk River chemical spill
Posted: April 15, 2015
In January 2014, thousands of gallons of chemicals spilled into West Virginia's Elk River, near Charleston. With support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) rapid response research grant (RAPID), environmental engineer Andrew Whelton led a research team that went door-to-door taking water samples within days of the spill.
Andrew Whelton in the lab
JTRP and LTAP Receive 2015 CoE Faculty Award of Excellence
Posted: April 14, 2015
JTRP and LTAP proudly accepted the 2015 CoE Faculty Award of Excellence Team Award on Friday, April 10, 2015. Lyles School of Civil Engineering Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering Rao S. Govindaraju nominated the two groups to be honored at the 13th annual banquet.
Purdue Engineering
Ahead of the Game
Posted: April 10, 2015
An article featured on the National Precast Concrete Association's website on CE 498 and the fall 2014 semester project. The class collaborated with INDOT to upgrade parts of State Road 37 in Indiana to highway standards, extending Interstate 69.
CE 498
Pujol, Zavattieri named University Faculty Scholars
Posted: April 9, 2015
Associate Professors of Civil Engineering Santiago Pujol and Pablo Zavatteri have both been selected as University Faculty Scholars for a five year period extending through 2020.
Santiago Pujol
Alumni honored at 22nd annual Achievement Awards ceremony
Posted: April 9, 2015
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014-2015 CE Alumni Achievement Awards: Kevin J. Fitzpatrick, Gerald V. Lyles, Donald F. Meinheit, Jalal A. Nafakh, Mile E. Riverso, and Robert N. Schrock.
Kevin Fitzpatrick
CE undergrad receives NSF Fellowship
Posted: April 8, 2015
Civil Engineering undergraduate student Alana Wilbee was named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship for the 2015 award year. Alana was selected for this honor among over 16,500 applicants.
Alana Wilbee
CE grad student receives 2015 National Chi Epsilon Graduate Fellowship
Posted: April 8, 2015
Purdue Chi Epsilon Chapter President Emily Byl has been selected as one of two 2015 National Chi Epsilon Graduate Fellowship recipients.
Emily Byl
CE grad student receives NSF Fellowship
Posted: April 7, 2015
Civil Engineering Master's student Jessica Holberg (advised by Dr. Venkatesh Merwade) was named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship for the 2015 award year. This award provides a yearly stipend and the cost of tuition for a period of three years.
Jessica Holberg

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