CE News & Spotlights

HVAC software team wins Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue
Posted: May 1, 2015
Grissom Controls, which offers a software solution to optimize controls for highly complex heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings, took top honors and $5,000 at the fifth Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue on Thursday (April 30). Andrew Martin, the sole member of Grissom Controls, is a student in Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering.
Andrew Martin
Purdue Team Wins ITE Traffic Bowl - Great Lakes District
Posted: April 30, 2015
Congratulations to the Purdue Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Bowl Team on winning the Great Lakes District competition! This annual competition among ITE student chapter teams uses transportation planning and engineering topics for the clues, questions and answers.
Purdue Teams Wins ITE Traffic Bowl - Great Lakes District
Music Man of Morton Center
Posted: April 28, 2015
When people visit Morton Community Center, sometimes they'll hear a classical concerto or some Billy Joel coming from the piano in the front hallway. More often than not, the pianist is David Buck, West Lafayette's public works director and Purdue CE alumnus.
Dave Buck playing piano
Storm Drain Patching Method Poses Environmental Risks
Posted: April 28, 2015
More than 1 million storm-water culverts that drain U.S. roadways are in need of repair. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) have turned to cured-in-place pipe, or CIPP, as a fast and low-cost way to rehabilitate the aging systems. Professor Andrew Whelton and his team were recruited to take a closer look at CIPP's environmental effects.
Storm Drain
CE PhD Student awarded Intel SRCEA Graduate Fellowship
Posted: April 21, 2015
Civil Engineering PhD student Maryam Parsa has been awarded the esteemed Intel Foundation/ Semiconductor Research Corporation Education Alliance (SRCEA) Graduate Fellowship. This Graduate Fellowship Program was created in 1986 to attract exceptionally talented students to academic areas of interest to SRC members.
Maryam Parsa
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
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
Alumni honored at 22nd annual Achievement Awards ceremony
Posted: April 9, 2015
Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering recognized six passionate, influential and visionary graduates during the 22nd Annual Civil Engineering Alumni Achievement Awards banquet on April 16, 2015.
Robert Schrock
2015 CE Open
Posted: March 19, 2015
The 55th Annual CE Open will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex! Join us for lunch, golf, and dinner - registration is now open!
 
Faculty Position in Infrastructure Materials
Posted: September 23, 2014
The Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in infrastructure materials with a specific emphasis on the physical chemistry of asphaltic or cementitious materials..
 

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