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May 8, 2019

Rao "G.S." Govindaraju named ASCE Distinguished Member

Rao "G.S." Govindaraju, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Only 220 of ASCE's more than 150,000 current members can call themselves Distinguished Members.
April 30, 2019

2019 CE Open

Registration is now open for the 57th Annual CE Open, Friday June 14th at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.
April 25, 2019

Purdue Day of Giving 2019 - Thank You!

THANK YOU! In just 24 hours, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering received 212 gifts, amounting to more than $1.15 million. We are so incredibly thankful to everyone who supported us on Purdue Day of Giving!
April 24, 2019

Rao "G.S." Govindaraju receives Ven Te Chow Award for lifetime achievement

Rao "G.S." Govindaraju, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering, has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with the Ven Te Chow Award for lifetime achievement in the field of hydrologic engineering.
April 24, 2019

CE grad students, faculty recognized at 2019 Graduate Student Awards

On April 23, 2019, the College of Engineering recognized graduate students and faculty mentors who have received awards at the school, college, university, and national level over the past academic school year. Several CE graduate students received awards for research, teaching and service, and a CE faculty member was recognized as an outstanding mentor.
April 23, 2019

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop

Professor Steven Kramer of the University of Washington delivered the 17th Leonards Lecture, "Performance-Based Geotechnical Seismic Design," on April 26th. The PGS Workshop, with a theme of "Geotechnics of Natural Hazards," was held in conjunction with the lecture.
April 22, 2019

Satish Ukkusuri keynote speaker at The Smart Conference

Satish Ukkusuri, Professor of Civil Engineering, will be a keynote speaker at the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies, referred to as The Smart Conference, May 1-3 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
April 19, 2019

Mohamed Yamany appointed to TRB Committee on Bridge Management

Mohamed Yamany, PhD candidate at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, has been appointed to the Standing Committee on Bridge Management (AHD35) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
April 11, 2019

Purdue team wins national asphalt mixture design competition

A team of Purdue civil engineering undergraduate and graduate students has won the inaugural national asphalt mixture design competition. Sponsored by CRH Materials Americas, Inc., the largest construction materials provider in North America, a total of 10 university teams competed to see which team could design the best performing asphalt mixture at the lowest cost.
April 9, 2019

NASA picks Purdue for new institute researching space habitats

A Purdue engineering professor will lead a new research institute dedicated to designing and operating deep space habitats. NASA announced Shirley Dyke will lead the new Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute (RETHi) to be located in West Lafayette. Dyke is a professor of mechanical and civil engineering with a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.
April 9, 2019

Three 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. Three Lyles School professors received awards at the 2019 ceremony – Larry Nies, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering; Santiago Pujol, Professor of Civil Engineering; and Andrew Whelton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering.
April 3, 2019

Discovery Park to host Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Transportation workshop

Purdue’s Discovery Park, in partnership with the Joint Transportation Research Program, the Purdue Policy Research Institute, and the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, is hosting a Connected and Autonomous Transportation Vehicle (CATV) workshop for Purdue faculty and research staff. The free event will take place 1-5 p.m. April 24 in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121.
April 2, 2019

Amit Varma receives ASCE-SEI Shortridge Hardesty Award

Amit Varma, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of Bowen Laboratory, has been selected to receive the 2019 Shortridge Hardesty Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). He will be presented the award on April 27, 2019, at the Structures Congress in Orlando, Florida.
April 2, 2019

Footprints: Ersal Ozdemir

A desire to explore new ideas and learn from the best is what attracted Ersal Ozdemir (BSCE '97) to study civil engineering at Purdue and then go on to take Giant Leaps by starting a construction company and bringing professional soccer to Indianapolis. "Purdue Engineering provided me with a strong foundation to be successful in life," Ozdemir says.
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