CE News & Spotlights

2015-16 Faculty Awards Online Voting
Posted: October 29, 2015
Online voting is now open for the 2015-16 CE Faculty Awards. CE students are encouraged to vote from among their current semester professors for the Munson, Wansik & Buck teaching awards.
Surfaces and Contours: Celebrating Aldo Giorgini's Contributions to Art and Science
Posted: October 29, 2015
This lecture will explore the artistic legacy of CE Professor Emeritus Aldo Giorgini, and provide some contextual information about the bold, geometric pieces featured in the exhibit. It will be held on Monday, November 30th, 5:30-7:00pm in the HSSE Library.
Aldo Giorgini
Purdue team led by Prof. Panagiota Karava wins $1.2M NSF award
Posted: September 1, 2015
Associate Professor Panagiota Karava is leading a multi-disciplinary Purdue team that has been awarded a $1.2M National Science Foundation grant for their project "CyberSEES -Type 2: Human-centered systems for cyber-enabled sustainable buildings."
Panagiota Karava
Course Provides Water Treatment Systems for the Dominican Republic
Posted: August 27, 2015
Purdue students from seven different academic units, including Civil Engineering, traveled May 9-15, 2015, to the Dominican Republic for a service-learning project related to a course titled Water Supply in Developing Countries.
Engineering Maymester in Sweden
Posted: August 25, 2015
In May 2015, 17 Purdue CE students visited Stockholm, Sweden, to study environmental sustainability across multiple sectors. The week-long session was led by Inez Hua, professor of civil engineering and professor of environmental and ecological engineering, and Jill Churchill, undergraduate international programs coordinator in the Office of Global Engineering Programs.
Engineering Maymester in Sweden
CE undergraduate program ranked #5 by U.S. News & World Report
Posted: September 10, 2014
The Lyles School of Civil Engineering has been ranked the #5 undergraduate civil engineering program in the country according to the 2016 US News & World Report ranking.
Seeking Applications - Edward M. Curtis Visiting Professorship
Posted: August 14, 2014
This endowment has been established to attract internationally renowned visitors to spend an academic year with CE faculty and students.
Transport Challenges in Rural Indiana
Posted: September 3, 2015
When V. Dimitra Pyrialakou, a doctoral candidate focusing on transportation engineering, moved to the United States from Greece, she was astonished by the many differences between European and American transportation systems and planning practices, especially in rural and small urban areas. Now, she is working to rethink such areas.
Flushing Advice is Flawed
Posted: August 28, 2015
Instructions given to the public by water companies and other authorities in the aftermath of chemical contaminations are inconsistent and not validated by science. So says Prof. Andrew Whelton and other scientists in the US who are developing models to understand complex plumbing systems to ensure consumers get the best guidance on how to regain access to safe drinking water.

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